How do I process wages for employee who is doing jury duty?

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I have an employee who is about to do jury duty and I am not sure how to process their wages in Reckon. The Australian Govt. will pay a small amount daily and then I will need to pay the employee the difference to get to their normal gross wages. Has anyone had this same scenario?
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Connie Halva

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Wilma, Accredited Partner

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Hi Connie,
You need to create a new Pay item for Jury duty as it does not attract Superannuation, it will accrue all leave. Then pay as normal using this item.
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Hi Wilma

I am in the same situation as Connie was.  So I made a new Pay Item for Jury Duty that does not attract Superannuation as you suggested.  Trouble is, its not possible to pay them as normal.  QuickBooks wants you to use Pay Rate and Hours to calculate the Jury Duty amount...any suggestions?


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Jay Jay, Employee

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Hi Connie,
Normally for  jury duty, you will pay the employee as per normal and remove super during the pay run (if the situation apply), you will have to record another income event for the money you get from the Government.