Changing Workers Information

The main employee window is used to record information about each employee such as name, address, and tax information. The employee window is also very useful in viewing history such as timecards and tax history. If you wish to edit or view information for a specific employee, select Workers from the Labor menu and the Worker list will appear:

If you wish to create a new employee, review Workers > Entering New Workers. For more details about sorting, searching or changing the list review the [Main] Getting Started > Features > Search Lists section from the Main EBMS Documentation. Select the employee to be edited or viewed and the following screen will open:

General Tab

  1. The Employee Id code of the employee that was selected will appear in the upper left-hand corner of the employee window and the employee’s name will appear on the window title. To change the employee’s Id, right click on the Employee field with your mouse to open the context menu. Select Change ID, which will start a lengthy process of changing this employee’s code throughout the system. It is possible to load a different employee by clicking on the lookup button to the right of the Employee entry field and selecting a new employee.

  2. Clicking on the down arrow button to the right of the current folder name and selecting a new folder can change the employee’s Folder.

  3. The Name, Address, and Contact Information may be changed at any time although the change will not be reflected on existing timecards.

  4. The Login Name associates a user's security settings to a worker.  Review Worker Added Timecard Entries for instructions to setup access to a worker timecard based on a user login.  

  5. Type - You can enter an optional employee Type for each employee, which will allow you to print out reports, or query employees in groups.
    Example: If you want to group all the employees who work in a specific warehouse – you could enter a type – "South WH" and then query by this entry. The Type field is very useful when employees are part of more than one group. Use the type field if you wish to group a specific employee within two or more different groups. Grouping employees only by using folders is limited since each employee can only appear once in a folder. By entering a group of keywords or group names within the type field separated by a comma or space, the user can then query the employee by any type or combination of types.

  6. Locality – Enter the county of the employee.

  7. Enter the Municipality or town in which the employee resides.

  8. Enter employee’s Social Security number. Social security numbers are required on all employees by law.

  9. Set the employee’s Workman’s Comp. Classification. Go to Payroll > Options > Workman’s Comp. tab to add or edit available classifications and to enter Workman’s Compensation rates. Review the Getting Started > Workman's Compensation section for more details.

  10. You can use the Note field to enter miscellaneous employee information. The length of this entry field is not limited but will scroll if more information is entered than what can be displayed on a single page.

Pay Tab

Click on the Pay tab as shown below:

The Hourly or Salary pay type should be set to reflect the pay that is received by the employee.

  1. Enter the appropriate Hourly Pay or Salary Pay. Ignore the Salary Pay setting for employees not paid by the hour. The Hourly Pay rate may be applicable if a Salary employees are paid extra for benefit or other pay types.

  2. The Previous Pay settings are optional values that can be used to record pay raises in the future.  
    Pay Frequency should be set to the length of the normal payroll period such as Weekly or BI-Weekly.

  3. Verify that the Method matches the payment method for this employee. Review the following documentation for more details on this important setting:

    1. Check: Getting Started > Configuring Payroll Forms

    2. Direct Deposit: Direct Deposit > Worker Configuration

    3. Payroll Service: 3rd Party Payroll Service

  4. The Is subject to minimum wage option should be enabled under normal circumstances. This option is important if piecework payroll is being utilized.

  5. Pay Type must be added to the Pay Rates list before it can be used within the employee’s timecard. Complete the following steps to add a rate to the Pay Rates list:

    1. Click on the New Rate button and the following dialog should appear:

    2. Select the additional Pay Type for this employee. New pay types must be created in the Pay Types tab within the payroll Options window. Review the Getting Started > Pay Types section for details on how to create new pay types.

    3. Enter the default Work Code associated with this pay type. Populating this field can save on redundant data entry if the employee’s work code is consistent. Let the work code field blank if you do not wish to default a work code for this employee. Review the Work Codes section for details on the function of a work code.

    4. The Rate Formula is only useful when pay types are Hour based. The Rate Formula is calculated from the employee Hourly Pay rate amount. Select the formula template by clicking on the right arrow and choose one of the available templates.
      Select Equal to formula whenever the pay rate is equal to the hourly rate. This is the standard formula for regular pay.
      Select Add ___ % formula and enter the formula value of 50 to create formula Add 50 %. This formula would be appropriate for an overtime pay type since the rate would be the pay rate + 50 %, or time and a half.
      Select Add $___ formula and enter the formula value of 1 to create formula Add $1. This formula would add $1.00 to the hourly pay rate whenever this pay type is used.

    5. Complete Increment and Hours Available if the pay type is a benefit pay such as vacation, holiday, or sick days. Review the Workers > Benefit Pay section for details regarding benefit pay.

    6. Click OK to save Pay Type. Repeat the steps listed above for each of the employee’s pay type. If you wish to add or change a pay type for an entire group of employees, review the Workers > Setting Employee Defaults section for details.
      Click the Properties button to edit the Pay Types.
      Click Delete to remove pay type from the employee’s pay type list. A pay type cannot be deleted but must be made inactive if pay history is present. Disable the Active option by highlighting the Pay Rates item, click on the Properties button, and disable the Active option.

  6. Click on a Pay Rate line and then the View History button to view the employee pay history. The following window will open:

    The Employee Pay History window displays the annual total of hours and gross pay for each pay type. To view the details source of totals, double click on the pay type or click on the Source button. Click Close to return to the Pay tab.

Personal Tab

Click on the Personal tab of the worker record as shown below:

  1. Hire Date - Enter the date the employee was hired.
    NOTE: The employee’s anniversary date used to reset benefit pay settings etc is determined by the hire date. If the anniversary date needs to be different then the hire date because of part time status changes, place the original hire date in the employee note area and change the hire date to the desired anniversary date.

  2. Enter the Termination Date when the employee is terminated or is no longer employed by the company.

  3. Enter the Employee's Social Security number.

  4. Enter the employee’s Birth Date.

  5. Select the employee’s marital status as Single or Married by clicking on down arrow. If the status is changed the following message will appear:

    Click Yes to change marital status for all taxes. If a different status is used for any taxes, go to the Employee Taxes tab and change exemptions to desired setting.

  6. Set the employee’s sex as Male or Female.

  7. If the employee is claiming Head of Household status for tax purposes, click the switch ON.

  8. Enter the number of Exemptions the employee is claiming for tax purposes. The employee is included in the number of exemptions. For example, if an employee were married with one child the employee would normally claim three exemptions. If the employee is single, the standard is one exemption. If this number is changed the following message will appear:

    Click Yes to change exemptions for all taxes. If a different number of exemptions are used for any taxes, go to the Employee Taxes tab and change exemptions to desired amount.

  9. Select the Employee Type for W-2 purposes.

  10. If the employee is Deceased, or they have Legal Representation, click the appropriate switch. These settings will show on the payroll W-2 form.

Advanced Tab

  1. Click on the Advanced tab as shown below:
  2. Enter the Makeup Pay general ledger account as an expense account to record any makeup pay to be paid to an employee. Review the Processing Payroll - Advanced > Minimum Wage and Makeup pay section for more details.
  3. Set the Payroll Payable general ledger account, which requires an account with a Payroll Payable classification. If no account is available go to General Ledger > Chart of Accounts and add a liability account with a Payroll Payable classification.
  4. Set the Default Tax Location to the employees normal place of work. Review the Taxes and Deductions > Taxes for Multiple Locations section for more details.
  5. The Credit Workweek Amount is the minimum dollar amount an employee needs to work to become eligible for state benefits such as Workers’ Compensation. This total should be set within the default folder before new employees are added. If this total changes for all employees, filter down the new default amounts to all existing employees.
  6. The Clock In/out Parameters are options when clocking employees in and out of work using an electronic time clock on the Entering or Auditing Clock In/Out Employee Times. Review the Time and Attendance > Clock In/Out Parameters section for more details.
  7. The employee’s Daily Hours can be entered here on a daily basis for time card defaults or clock In/Out parameters. Review the Time and Attendance > Clock In/Out Parameters section for more details on entering and processing Daily Hours. If the employee’s hours are not similar from one payroll to the next, employees do not clock in and out, or if this employee does not need to have daily hours recorded, the Daily Hours information entries can be ignored.

Worker Taxes

For information on the Worker Taxes tab review Taxes and Deductions > Configuring Worker Taxes.

Company Taxes

For information on the Company Taxes tab review Taxes and Deductions > Configuring Company Taxes.


For information on the Timecards tab, review the Workers > Worker History section.


The Messages tab is used to setup messages for individual employees. The message feature can be used to display reminders within the timecard screen.  Review [Main] Features > Custom Messages for instructions to create messages.

App Settings

Review Time and Attendance > Microsoft Store App > User Configuration for details on the PIN, Work Code, and other Time Track settings on the top of the App Settings tab.

Review the [Main] Features > MyEBMS Apps for more details on the Apps table at the bottom of the App Settings tab.

Click OK to save employee information.