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Payroll Differential Rate: How to Create a Paycheck by Shift

ezPaycheck payroll software makes small business payroll an easy job. It can handle paychecks by hourly rate, salary, shift rate, commissions, tips, pay-by-piece, pay-by-load and more. It also prints paychecks on blank stock and pre-printed checks.

Here are the steps to pay an employee with different pay rates for the same pay period:

For example:
  • Employee XYZ is paid at rate1 in the day and rate2 at night in a manufacture environment;
  • or employee XYZ is paid at rate1 when he works as a driver and rate2 when he works as a cashier in a pizza store;
  • or employee XYZ is paid at rate1 when he works during lunch time and rate2 when he works during dinner time in a restaurant;

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    Step 1: Set up the new payment type

  • You can click the ezPaycheck left menu "Company Settings" then "Wage Setup" to view wage set up screen.
  • You can check one paytype not in use now, then click the button behind it to rename it.
  • Enter the new payment type and save it. (For example "Night Shift", "2nd shift" or other name)
  • Click the Save button on Wage Setup screen to update your change.

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    Step 2: Specify the pay rate(s) in employee profile

  • Click the left menu "Employee List" to view employee list.
  • Add/Edit the employee, and enter the new pay rate.

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    Step 3: Add a new payCheck

    Enter the hours for regular shift and special shift

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    Step 4: Print paychecks

    - Select checks from check list
    - Click Print button to print checks

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