For each job type, FieldClock determines the effective hourly rate for each employee. (Please see notes at the bottom for special situations like Washington State.)
Hourly jobs are simple -- each employee's effective hourly rate is simply the largest hourly rate associated with the employee or the job.
- If an employee is in a Wage Program with a minimum wage of $12.00/hr, and the employee has no personal set wage or job wage, they will be paid $12.00/hr
- If, however, that same employee has a personal wage at $14.00/hr, that employee will earn $14.00/hr
- If that employee worked a job where the Job's hourly rate was set at $16.00/hr, the employees would be paid $16.00/hr
Each employee's effective hourly rate for piecework jobs is calculated as the employee's total piecework pay divided by the employee's active hours at the job. Effective hourly rates will never be less than the configured minimum wage.
Active hours are calculated as the total hours worked, less any paid breaks.
- If an employee picks $100 worth of pieces in 8 hours, but took 20 minutes of paid rest breaks, their effective hourly rate will be $13.04/hr ($100 / 7:40 hrs)
- If an employee picks $10 worth of pieces in 2 hours, with no rest breaks, their effective hourly rate will be the same as their associated minimum wage
Hourly + Piecework Jobs
Each employee's effective hourly rate for hourly+piecework jobs is calculated as the employee's total hourly pay + total piecework pay divided by the employee's active hours at the job. Effective hourly rates will never be less than the configured minimum wage.
- If a job is set up as $12.00/hr + $0.25/pc, and an employee works for 3 hours and produces 100 pieces, their effective hourly rate will be calculated as $20.33/hr ($61 / 3:00 hrs)
For FieldClock's purposes, the "workweek" is defined as the dates you include in your payroll batch. If you must calculate the regular rate of pay according to a calendar week, you should generate a separate payroll batch for each calendar week.
Please keep in mind that FieldClock is intended to be used in many locales and with many payroll systems and for this reason we do not force or recommend any specific configurations upon our users.
It is also worth noting how FieldClock handles time entries and conversion to decimals. When making calculations, for example the aforementioned $100 / 7:40 hrs, FieldClock will convert the 7:40 into decimal form before making a calculation. Thus, the effective equation would be as follows: $100.00 / 7.65 = 13.04/hr.