Date printed: 03-19-2019   Last updated: 11-07-2007

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Applies to versions: 1.8, 1.9, 1.10, 1.11


Shifts provide:

  1. A way to manually enter time in batches
  2. A way to apply differentials or special pay types for durations of time in a day, week, etc.

Shift configuration can be accessed under Schedules -> Shifts.

The Membership tab allows employees to be connected to the shift.  Because shift differentials can change the results of payroll calculations, shift membership and shift differentials are time tracked.

Shifts Membership



The Differentials tab allows setting spans of time that are paid in special ways.  Options include whether or not the time worked during the shift will count toward overtime for the week, the pay rate for work during the differential, such as $10.00/hour, a differential amount such as an extra $2.00/hour (shown), or a multiplier, such as 1.5 to pay at 150% of the employee's standard pay rate.

Shifts Configuration



The Differential Duration defines how long the differential will apply.  The duration is NOT adjusted for DST.  This means that if the duration spans the DST hour for an empolyee in a DST time zone, the total duration will always be as configured.  The duration will not be shortened or lengthened by a DST shift. 

The Repetion Period allows the shift differential to occur repeatedly.  To have it occur daily, enter 24:00:00.  To have it occur weekly, enter 168:00:00.  The repeat duration is adjusted for DST.  This means that the repeat will be shortened or extended an hour as necessary if the employee is in a DST time zone to allow the sdifferential to occur at the same time each day.  If the rule eventually needs to end, set the Repetition End Date.

The Pay Type and Counts Toward Overtime settings require the IPSOTO Overtime Options module if you would like any setting other than Default.

When calculating payroll, the settings for differentials and pay types are done in order as follows:

Per-event override, job override, holiday override, shift override. 

For Pay Type, Counts Toward Overtime and pay rate, the result will be the first override that's found, going in order of priority.
For Differentials, the amounts are added for each, in order of priority.

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