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If your company has implemented a structured rate scale system for employee earnings, you can use a Rate Table to easily control these rates. When a rate table is used to its full capacity you never need to be concerned about an employee’s rate change being missed. Multiple rate tables can also be defined for different types of employees. The earning rate table may be assigned to employees directly or through the use of Positions or Templates.
When you create an earning rate table, you can even assign it to a specific position and have the program determine the correct employee rate when the employee performs various positional tasks within a pay period.
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Visit the Button Descriptions help page to view detailed descriptions of each button that appears on your screen (whether in the Button Bar at the top of the table, or in the table itself). Note: If a button is unavailable (i.e. its text appears in Gray), either the command is not applicable to the current screen, or its function has already been applied (e.g. you clicked the New button for an item that can only be added one time).
The following section of this help page describes the various columns that can appear in the main table on this screen. If you see a column description below that does not appear on your screen, you can add the column to your view by using the Customize option under the Views button (located at the left side of the screen just above the table). Refer to the Customize View help page for more help on this feature.
Use this cell to enter a number that will uniquely identify the position. The number can be used to as a reference to this position when sorting items on this screen and also for reporting purposes.
Add Step - Use this button to insert a new step sub-row. When this button is selected, the new step sub-row will appear in the table with the rate fields active and ready for editing.
Use this cell to enter the number of days that the current rate will be in force. When the number of days is reachedm the program will step up the employee's pay rate to the next aviable sub row. When the day limit is reached for the last sub row in the table, the employee's pay rate will remain in force at the final amount listed.
Use this cell to enter a detailed description of the rate table, such as the type of workers whose wages the rate table will control. For example, "Hourly Staff" or "Management Personnel".
Use this cell to enter the number of hours that the current rate sub row will be subject to before stepping up to the next row. For example, if you enter 480, the employee will be paid the corrsponding wage rate for three months (i.e. 480 hours) before stepping up to the next available rate of pay.
Use this cell to enter the name of the rate step. For example, "Step 1" or "$15.00".
Use this cell to enter the pay rate (as a dollar value) for the current sub row.
Use this cell to enter a brief description of the rate table. This is for reference only and will not appear in any reports. For example, "Rate Table for Hourly Staff" or "Management Personnel Rate Table".
Use this cell to enter the name of the rate table. For example, "Hourly" or "Management".