Unusual Payroll Trap: 53 weeks in 2020

Small business owners should beware of an unusual feature of the year 2020 that could cause a snafu in small business payroll systems. This year, New Year’s Day fell on a Wednesday, and it is also a leap year, giving us 53 numbered weeks.  This could cause trouble for those who calculate payroll based on a standard 52 week year, so be sure to check with your payroll provider or administrator to ensure your employees are being properly paid in this irregularly calendared year!