Employees → Employee Quick Hire → Pay Information
The third collapsible section is Pay Information.
Pay Group*: The default is the organization’s pay frequency. If more than one pay group exists, assign the employee’s specific pay group. Pay Groups can be set up to group employees for different pay rules, such as: pay frequencies, locations, or to separate reporting.
Pay Types Include:
- Hourly: Employees are paid based on the rate of pay and hours you enter.
- Salary: Employee will receive the Per Pay Salary entered.
- Auto Hourly: Hourly employees that are paid the same number of hours each pay period.
- Manual Salary: For employees with a fluctuating salary, the salary might not always be the same. Nothing is paid unless the salary is manually keyed on the payroll grid.
- Commission Only: Used to pay workers who will only earn commission pay.
- 1099: Independent contractor paid a flat dollar amount.
- 1099 Hourly: Extremely uncommon. Used for independent contractors, paid hourly.
💡 Hourly or Salary are the most commonly used pay types.
Frequency*: The frequency at which the employee will be paid (important for correct tax calculation). Only edit this field if the employee is paid at a different pay frequency (this is uncommon).
Normal Hours*: Defaults to the Pay Frequency’s normal hours. Weekly hours are 40, Bi-weekly hours are 80, Semi-Monthly hours are 86.67, and Monthly hours are 173.33. (Standard calculation is 40 hours x 52 weeks = 2080 hours annually, then divided by your pay frequency)
Annual Salary, Per Pay Salary, and Hourly Rate: When you edit one of these three fields, the other two will calculate accordingly as they are linked.
Alternate Pay Rates: Default is Rate 2, Rate 3, and Rate 4. Easily change rates directly in the Time Entry Grid when the employee has alternate rates saved in their profile.
Rate 2, Manager Rate, and Weekend Rate are examples (above) of alternate rates of pay for different positions. Contact your Payroll Support Team if you want additional rate fields to be renamed or added to your account.
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