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    #1

    correct?

    Hi,

    could you please proofread the following sentence (especially the highlighted part):

    The wage shall always be paid monthly as a single payment on the 15th day of the following month to the Employee’s personal account.

    Is it correct to say "single payment" if the payment is repeated every month? I would just like to say, that each monthly wage will be paid in the form of one payment and not in installments.

    Thanks a lot!

    Hanka


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    Re: correct?

    The wage shall always be paid monthly as a single payment on the 15th day of the following month to the Employee’s personal account.

    The way this was phrased in my last contract was:

    The wage shall be paid monthly in arrears on the 15th of each month into the Employee's personal account.


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    Re: correct?

    Quote Originally Posted by Anglika View Post
    The wage shall always be paid monthly as a single payment on the 15th day of the following month to the Employee’s personal account.

    The way this was phrased in my last contract was:

    The wage shall be paid monthly in arrears on the 15th of each month into the Employee's personal account.
    And is my original sentence correct? This "as a single payment"? Because I cannot drop it.

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    #4

    Re: correct?

    Are you sure that you haven't confused installment with (regularly) bank transfer?

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    Snowcake


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    Re: correct?

    Quote Originally Posted by Snowcake View Post
    Are you sure that you haven't confused installment with (regurlarly) bank transfer?

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    Snowcake
    No, I am just trying to say that each monthly wage shall be paid as one payment and not in partial payments, NOT e.g. 200 EUR on 10th April and 300EUR on 15th April.

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    #6

    Re: correct?

    Oh, I'm surprised. I've never heard about wages being paid in installments.

    I'm not sure if single payment means that it is only a "one-time" payment.

    Snowcake
    Last edited by Snowcake; 28-Mar-2008 at 17:37.


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    #7

    Re: correct?

    Neither did I


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    Re: correct?

    Quote Originally Posted by Hanka View Post
    And is my original sentence correct? This "as a single payment"? Because I cannot drop it.
    The problem with the phrase "as a single payment" is the interpretation of single payment. Another way to express "single payment" in this context is...

    The monthly wage shall be paid in arrears and in full into the Employee's account on the 15th of each month.


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    Re: correct?

    And is it possible to say:

    The wage shall be paid on a monthly basis and in full on the 15th day of the following month into the employee's personal account.


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    Re: correct?

    It is nearly ok, but there is a difficulty is the interpretation of the following month - the following month to what? That is why in English employment contracts it is expressed as payment in arrears.

    The sentence I suggested is a logical progression:

    1 The frequency of the wage is stated = monthly wage
    2 point of payment is stated = in arrears [meaning at the end of the worked month]
    3 In what amount = in full
    4 where is the payment to go = into the Employee's account
    5 on what date of each month = the 15th of each month.

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