Payroll Information

When Will I Get Paid?
 
 
 
All NHTSD employees are paid on the 15th and the last working day of each month.
 
Contracted salaried employees are paid on a current basis.
  • Wages earned from the 1st through the 15th are paid on the 15th of that month.
  • Wages earned from the 16th through the last day of the month are paid on the last day of that month.
Hourly employees, per-diem substitutes, and certain extra wages earned by contracted employees* are paid on a lag basis.
  • Wages earned from the 1st through the 15th are paid on the last day of that month.
  • Wages earned from the 16th through the last day of the month are paid on the 15th of the following month.
  • *some exceptions may apply to the timing of extra wage payments to contracted employees.
 
Payroll Deductions
 
In addition to applicable income, payroll and mandatory state taxes employees may see the following deductions on their paychecks.
 
      • Pension contribution, mandatory employee portion
      • Pension contributory insurance premium
      • NJEA dues
      • Long term disability premium
  • optional insurance attainable through Prudential for NJEA members
  • Mandatory health benefit contribution
      • "Buy up" medical, dental and/or prescription premiums
  • optional for all employees wishing to purchase benefits prior to those benefits becoming Board paid
    • Credit Union deduction
    • Pension loan repayment deduction
    • FSA contributions
    • 403(b) contributions 
 
Taxes
 
Income Taxes:
The amount of federal and state income taxes withheld from your paycheck are dependent upon how you complete your Federal and State W-4 forms.  If you require assistance on how to complete these forms, please consult an accountant or tax specialist.  
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Mandatory Federal Payroll Taxes:  
The Federal Insurance Contribution Act (FICA), requires employers to withhold payroll taxes for Social Security and Medicare. Employees are required to contribute 6.2% of eligible wages toward Social Security, and 1.45% of eligible wages toward Medicare.  For more information regarding FICA taxes, visit the IRS website.
 
 
 
Mandatory NJ State Payroll Taxes:
The State of NJ requires employers to withhold payroll taxes for Unemployment Insurance, Workforce Development/Supplemental Workforce Funds, Healthcare Subsidy Fund, and Family Leave Insurance.  For more information regarding these taxes and programs, visit the State of NJ Division of Taxation website.
 
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