Overtime averaging is an mutually beneficial way for an employer and employee to work outside the 'ordinary hours of work' while minimising the overtime rates that apply to this work. 

If there is an agreement to use overtime averaging, an Admin can configure this:

  • Account wide
  • On a template basis
  • On an individual basis

Account Wide Overtime Averaging

If all employees have the same overtime averaging agreement:

  1. Head to Settings > Timesheet.
  2. Expand to 'Show Advanced Settings'.
  3. Specify the period of time for averaging under the 'Overtime Averaging' field.

Managed Template

If using a managed template:

  1. Head to Compliance .
  2. Click 'Manage' next to the relevant template.
  3. Select 'Edit these settings' under Award Conditions.
  4. Switch to the Period of Ordinary Hours tab.
  5. Specify the period of time for averaging under the 'Overtime averaging period' field and the period start date.
  6. Click Save.

Individual Overtime Averaging

If certain employees have an an arrangement for overtime averaging:

  1. Enable Advanced Payroll Fields under Settings > Power Ups > Advanced Payroll Fields.
  2. Once enabled, head to Workforce > Staff.
  3. Open the profile of the relevant staff member.
  4. Switch to the Payroll tab on the profile.
  5. Specify the period of time for averaging under the 'Overtime averaging period' field and the period start date.
  6. Update employee details.

FAQs

Can I use account wide averaging and individual averaging?
You can use a combination of averaging settings within an account. However, settings on a profile will override template settings and template settings will override general settings.



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