The payroll date is the date on which the employee’s compensation is paid to the employee by the employer through the payment of cash, issuance of a check, electronic funds transfer or another method. Typically, on a semi-monthly pay schedule, payroll dates fall on the 1st and 15th or the 15th and 30th of every month.
The date of first payroll is the first date on which the employee will receive compensation. For new employees, this will be their first payroll date with the company. For existing employees who have moved to a new state while employed with the company, this will be the date on which they first receive compensation in the state in which you’re registering.