Welcome to the October Issue
of the Crystal Payroll News
By publishing the newsletter on our blog, you can refer back to it when you need to without having to find the email you deleted ;-)
Tips from the Support Team
With Monday being a Public Holiday (and Friday if you’re lucky enough to live in Hawkes Bay) we thought it would be a good idea to revisit how to handle Public Holidays and also remind you how to handle paying Public Holidays when you have employees who don’t have a regular work patterns.
Handling a Public Holiday – For Staff with a regular work pattern
All Public Holidays are pre-set in the system each year. When paying your employees (or not) for days legislated as Public Holidays there are FOUR possible scenarios to consider.
- They would normally work on the day, and they did not work
Employee is paid at their normal rate - set Default Hours to the normal working hours (if not already set), and Worked Hours to zero
- They would normally work on the day, and they did work
Employee is granted a day-in-lieu, and paid at time and a half - set Default Hours to the normal working hours (if not already set), and Worked Hours to the hours they worked
- They would not normally work on the day, and they did not work.
No pay - set Default Hours and Actual Hours to zero
- They would not normally work on the day, and they did work
Employee is paid at time and a half - set Default Hours to zero, and Worked Hours to the hours worked
Having staff with an irregular work pattern can make it hard to know if it is an “Otherwise Working Day” and if it is, how many hours should be paid? To make paying this leave easier for this type of employee, earlier this year we added a new "Hours for a Paid Day Off" feature in the Time & Income Screen. Read how to use this function here.....
The Spotlight's on one of You!
This month client is Kodoor Motel & Hotel Group
Whose properties Including Auckland North Shore Motels and Holiday Park, Shoreline Motel, Allenby Park Motel and The Emerald Hotel.
Making Life Easier
- Minimum Wage Top Up - helps anyone paying agriculture or horticulture staff.
- Ongoing updates to our new HR Module
- A changes for users of our Crystal Manager Timesheet and Leave Application add-on
Minimum Wage Top Up for Farm Workers
Recently there has been coverage in the media regarding worker in the farming, horticulture and viticulture sectors not being paid the Minimum Wage. This can happen especially with farm worker where they have a “Salary” for a set number of hour but end up working higher hours with being paid more. When this happens their effective hourly rate can drop below the minimum wage.
Read More about this and the other changes we made...