A pay element type is simply a category for a pay rate. Basic Pay is the most common pay element type and captures someone's pay rate for their regular hours.

You can introduce more pay element types to your organisation. A night rate pay element type, for example, could be used for the rate someone is paid when working night shifts.

✅ Knowing what pay element type to attribute hours to is done for you by pay rules. If a shift is captured by a pay rule, the rule will determine what pay element types apply to what portions of the worked hours.

Customising pay element types

Pay element types are managed in HQ.

  1. Click Settings

  2. Click Pay element types

You can create different types of pay element types which can be used in differing scenarios:

  • Rate per unit: when a set hourly rate should be applied

  • Multiple of rate: when a multiple of someone's basic pay rate should be applied

  • Fixed amount: when a one-off payment should be applied (e.g. a bonus payment)

❗️ Integrations with 3rd party systems, such as payroll, will have settings that map between Rotaready pay element types and those that exist in the 3rd party system. When making changes to your pay element types, it's crucial to also check/update your integration settings.

Using pay element types

There are two places pay element types are used:

  • On employee pay records, you can create a pay record for each pay element type that applies to someone

  • In pay rules, when determining what pay element types to attribute the scheduled and overtime components of a worked shift or threshold rule to

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