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RS 02505.025 Special Wage Payment (SWP)

Employers sometimes make payments to employees during periods of absence from work such as vacation pay, sick pay, etc., or make current payment for work previously done such as deferred payments, or make extra payments as a reward for good work such as bonuses. We refer to these as special wage payments.

The nature and purpose of SWPs are such that these payments may not be earnings or, if earnings, they may be earnings for periods different from those in which they were paid.

When encountering a SWP, consider whether:

References

RS 01401.100 Advances - Wages

RS 01401.130 Back Pay

RS 01401.140 Allocating Back Pay

RS 01401.150 Bonuses, Awards and Prizes

RS 01401.180 Dismissal, Severance or Termination Pay

RS 01401.280 Payment for Non Work Periods

RS 01402.240 Meals and Lodging

RS 01402.090 Sick and Disability Payments

RS 01402.095 Medical-Hospital Expenses


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RS 02505.025 - Special Wage Payment (SWP) - 08/30/2012
Batch run: 08/30/2012
Rev:08/30/2012