EBMS gives the user a lot of flexibility to configure the type of pay used to reimburse workers. Pay is often based on an hourly rate but The Pay Type setting can multiply the hourly pay by 150% for overtime pay or 200% for after hours pay. Benefit pay such as vacation, sick, and personal, can be limited based on the amount of hours accrued by the worker. The options to accumulate hours or roll-over hours from one year to the next are all set within the Pay Type settings. Pay types can be based on a dollar commission, salary, tips, reimbursements, piecework, as well as various hourly pay types. Pay types are used to identify the type of pay added to a timecard and the type of pay listed on the worker’s history and pay stub. Pay types must be entered within the worker’s pay tab before a pay type can be used within the worker’s timecard. This ability to create and configure pay types based on the needs of the company gives the user maximum flexibility within the labor module of EBMS.
Complete the following steps to view, add, or change the standard pay types:
EBMS is installed with various Pay Types but additional types can be added or modified. Pay Types can also be deleted if the existing settings are not needed in the future.
Pay Types must be added to a worker's record before a pay type can be used in that worker's timecard.
Complete the following steps to add a pay type:
Enter a short Description of the new pay type.
Select a Base option of either:
Dollar based pay is used for pay such as bonuses, commissions, tips, or piece work.
Hour based pay is the most common type of pay. It is calculated by taking the number of hours worked and multiplying by the hourly rate.
Enter the Type of pay, which can be any of the following:
The Reset Hours Available setting identifies the method used to reset the annual benefit hours. Review the pay tab section of Workers > Changing Workers Information to setup pay types within an employee.
Turn the Carry unused hours to next year option ON to copy the balance of unused hours to the following year.
Click Ok to create new type or cancel to abort.
Review the Workers > Benefit Pay section for more details explaining the management of benefit hours.
Highlight the pay type to be edited.
Click the Properties button.
Change the Description if desired. Note that this description is used to identify the pay type throughout the system so if the description is changed the system must search through a number of databases and update the pay type description. This can be time consuming.
the Base if desired. Use with
caution if the pay type has been used in previous timecards.
Warning: It is recommended that the user does not change the base from an hourly base to a dollar based if the pay type has already been used. This change can result skewed hour / pay reports especially with benefit pay. It is recommended that the user create a new pay type for the new base and then remove the original pay type from the employee pay table.
Change the Type if desired. See list of types in section above. Use caution if the selected pay type has been used since the change will effect benefit hours and history.
Click OK to save or Cancel to abort.
Click Delete to remove an existing pay type. If this pay type is listed within any employee pay tab or within the employee folder defaults, the pay type will not be able to be deleted.