This article explains the difference between the Deel Payroll Start Date and Contract Start Date on the Deel platform.
In order to properly manage payments, we need to know the day that Deel started to calculate the payroll for a specific employee. For other logistics, we also need to know the day an employee started to work for their employer. Due to this, there are two different employee start dates tracked in Deel.
- The Deel Payroll Start Date is the day when Deel starts to manage the payroll for this employee.
- This is a calculated field that relies on the date when contract is created on platform + the country's lead time.
- If, after calculating the lead time based on contract creation date, this date will fall after the first payroll cycle closes, the worker's deel start date wont be the first payroll cycle, but the next one.
- The Contract Start Date is the date when the employee started to work for the employer. This is the date that is written on the contract agreement.
[ACCORDION] The employee started at the company before the company joined Deel as a customer.
- The Contract Agreement Start Date is the day (in the past) when the employee started to work for the company.
- The Deel Payroll Start Date is the first day of the first payroll cycle managed by Deel.
[ACCORDION] The employee starts to work for the employer after the company joined Deel as a customer.
- The Contract Agreement Start Date is the start date written on the contract.
- This time the Deel Payroll Start Date is the same as the Contract Agreement Start Date because the payroll for this employee will be managed by Deel from the beginning of their contract with the employer.