Payless employees initially get paid minimum wage (currently $7.25 per hr). Six months into your employment, your performance is evaluated and you receive a pay increase based on your performance as an employee.
Employees may get paid depending on what type of bankruptcy the company is filing. Sometimes they file for reorganization and employees will get paid. Sometimes the company closes and no one gets paid.
Some employees are paid by the hour, and other employees earn a salary. This means they are paid weekly or monthly but the number of hours may vary. Their pay is the same. Government workers and teachers are paid a salary.