Depending on your start date your first paycheck will be paid the following Friday after the pay period ends. If you begin at the beginning of a pay period, you will not receive a paycheck until the third Friday after your start date. There is no week held back, all your time worked, will be paid on your first paycheck. Pay weeks are Friday through Thursday. Pay periods are two pay weeks long. Pay dates are every other Friday, also known as bi-weekly. Contact Payroll directly using the form below.