WEST DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A processing error has delayed paychecks for thousands of Kum and Go employees in Iowa.

Kum and Go spokeswoman Kristie Bell says paychecks mistakenly weren't issued Friday to all of the West Des Moines-based company's roughly 4,800 employees.

Bell says the gasoline and convenience store chain will direct-deposit paychecks into employees' bank accounts on Monday. She says the company will help employees who have a "critical need" for immediate paychecks and will work to resolve additional fees to employees related to the late checks.

Bell says the company has apologized to employees for the delay, which could be especially difficult since it's during the holiday season.

Kum & Go is working to figure out what caused the error.