Sick/Personal Leave Accrual

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Sick/Personal Leave Accruals: Hi I set up a new sick leave accrual and when I use it in a pay run it doesn't deduct from the personal leave it adds a weird amount.  It also doesn't show in the leave accrual report.  Have I done something wrong. Can you have multiple sick leave payroll items.  I set up different ones as an employee gets paid different rate on a Monday to Friday, Saturday and then Sunday.  Thanks in advance for any help 
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Leanne

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Kevin Russell, Accredited Partner

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The pay rate is irrelevant. You don't need separate items. The entitlement is the same. 
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Thanks Kevin. I know the pay rate is irrelevant I was hoping to have the separate items to avoid the person who is doing the pays to pay the wrong amount as such. I was hoping that if we had the separate payroll items that way it is automatic that the correct payroll hourly rate shows up when the personal leave taken.  Is this at all possible?
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Hi Leanne, without being condescending I need to point out, this is a fair work question. It's not a Reckon question. This is not the place for advice about award interpretation. And what does "correct hourly pay rate" mean in this context? 
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Hi Kevin thanks for the reply.  Sorry maybe I am confusing you.  I don't think Fairwork will answer my question as it is more of a can Reckon offer what I was wanting to do.  I know I can just have one sick leave/personal leave payroll item and if the person is sick on a monday and their award says they get $10 an hour I put $10 against the sick leave/personal leave payroll item when the pay is processed. If they are sick on a Saturday and they get $12 an hour I can manually change that amount to $12 for that particular pay. What I was trying to do was have multiple pay items set up with the hourly rate automatically against them so that when we pay them there is no confusion and that they dont get accidently paid incorrectly. 
An example of my ideal world using random figures

Sick Leave (Mon - Friday): $10
Sick Leave (Saturday): $15
Sick Leave (Sunday): $20


It seems that from what you are saying Reckon doesn't have this functionality and that you can only have one sick leave payroll item and that if you set up multiple reckon doesn't like this and it doesn't calculate the accruals correctly.  

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Leanne

Hi Leanne

 

As Kevin said, the actual entitlement (accrual) of Leave doesn’t change, even though the pay rate may differ meaning you generally only need ONE “Personal Leave” Payroll Item.

 

However .... you could set up the 3 on the Employee’s record to display on their Paycheque BUT you would still need to make sure the applicable hours are entered against the correct one accordingly!   

If necessary, you could delete the unused other 2 Items from the Pay each time so they don’t show on the Payslip.

 

Shaz Hughes Dip(Fin) ACQ NSW, MICB

Reckon Accredited Professional Partner Bookkeeper / Registered BAS Agent (No: 92314 015)

Accounted 4 Bookkeeping Services

Ballajura, WA

0422 886 003

shazinoz2@bigpond.com

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