The unsociable hours option in contracts can be used for any instance you wish to deviate from the default hourly rate. If created these can account for evening, weekend or public holiday rates.
To set up unsociable hours on a contract, select the contract (or create a new one) and scroll down until you see the unsociable hours section. Click the :add: button and select a range. The default ranges you can select are:
- Weekday - Useful if there are evening rates, or different rates within weekdays
- Public holiday -
- Specific day of the week
If you have created any special days (See: Calendar), you can also use these for your unsociable hour ranges.
There is a toggle to select all day which is the default option, you can deselect that if you want to create a specific time frame. If you are setting it up there are a couple of parameters you will need to be aware of:
- When adding the finish time, the last minute is inclusive. As an example, if you want the rate to end at 18:00, you will need to enter the finish time as 17:59. The next range will begin at 18:00.
- When setting overnight rates, two separate ranges will need to be added, one ending at 23:59 and the second starting at 00:00.
If you want to adjust an existing contract on an individual basis, you can add this by overriding the option on the person's assigned contract.
Payslips and Invoices
To make sure that payments and charges are all correct, these have been made easy to view on an invoice or payslip. To see these, you must have created a payroll or invoice run. Open one up. Do not issue the invoice if you need to check as this action cannot be undone.
Here we can see:
- The base rate and the pay per hour for usual working hours.
- A weekend rate, clearly defined and with the unsociable working hours rate.
The layout is exactly the same for invoices as it is on payroll to make it easy to follow and keep track of your finances.