What are Basic Pays?

Basic Pay is the basic wage given to an employee in lieu of fulfilling his employment obligations. This excludes any bonuses, benefits and/or adjustments and is listed as gross pay (before any tax or NI is deducted). The basic pay amount is entered as either the hourly fee for employees paid wages or the payroll amount for employees paid a salary.

What are Basic Pays used for?

Basic Pays determine the basic wage/salary of an employee when running payroll.

Adding a new Basic Pay

To create a new Basic Pay, first, highlight the employee you would like to add a Basic Pay for, then click on Basic Pays followed by the Insert icon.

  • Effective Date: This is the date from which basic pay applies.

  • Basic pay amount: The hourly rate or pay per pay period which employees are paid depending on the assigned Employment Type.

  • Remarks: Enter any remarks here.

Once ready, click on the Save icon to commit changes.

Editing an existing Basic Pay

When an employee's wage changes, you can create a NEW basic pay with an Effective Date from which the basic pay applies. Indigo HR always uses the latest Effective date to work out the basic pay due.

Deleting a Basic Pay

To delete an existing employee basic pay highlight the basic pay and click on delete.

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