In MYOB Payroll, how do I review standard pays for each employee?
To review the standard pay for any employee, first make sure you record their Pay Basis, Annual Salary or Hourly Rate, Pay Frequency and Hours in Weekly Pay Period (all these settings appear in the Wages side menu under the Payroll Details tab of each employee’s card). Next, click the Standard Pay side menu item and check the following:
If an employee receives additional payments, such as a tool or uniform allowance, or deductions such as additional superannuation or child support, then specify the correct amounts in their standard pay. To do this, simply enter the correct figure in the Amount column next to the relevant payroll category, as shown in Figure 2-2. (Remember to record deductions as minus amounts!)
Make sure that weekly working hours come up correctly for part-timers: go to the Wages section of their card and change the number of Hours in Weekly Pay Period as appropriate. Make sure the standard pay shows this number of hours as well.
For casuals whose hours vary every week, change the number of hours of their Base Hourly pay category in their standard pay to zero hours. That way you won’t accidentally end up paying a casual for a 40-hour week because that was what came up as the default.
Categories not showing
If a required payroll category doesn’t show up in an employee’s standard pay, then you need to mark off this category in the relevant section of their card. For example, if an employee receives a tool allowance but this isn’t appearing on their standard pay, go to the Wages section of their card and click against the tool allowance category.
MYOB Payroll Tip
If you find yourself making the same change to an employee’s pay every pay period (for example, changing the amount of an allowance or deduction), then you should change the standard pay for that employee. This miracle of efficiency means that next time, the pay for that employee will come up just right.
Note: If you plan to reoly exclusively on the timesheet feature, you're best to leave the standard pay blank! Otherwise, the standard pay hours ADD onto the timesheet hours, and you could end up paying an employee double!
The contents from this page are taken from the MYOB Payroll eBook series, by Veechi Curtis, available online for only $9.95 each.
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