Urgent Request for Payroll pay increases
I am not a happy camper right now. Just found out that once you change a pay rate (hourly) for an employee, that pay rate affects all previous payroll report historical data as well as all reporting going forward from the date of the pay rate increase.
This is VERY BAD for those of us in the USA. If we get audited by the Dept of Labor, they want to see all previous time sheet records at their original rate, as well as all time sheet records at the new pay rate effective date.
So, if I go into 2016 time sheet confirmed reports, is it going to show my employee at the old rate, and the 2017 (effective date of that one employee's pay raise) time sheet confirmed reports at the new pay raise rate? If not, that needs to change immediately. We need our past reports to maintain their integrity, and their data not be changed across the board because a pay raise was implemented.
Please tell me this is not so! I don't want to have to find another software -- I love this one, but if it doesn't keep past records in tact so we can run historical payroll time sheet reports and have it match up to what that employee was paid back then and run current ones and have those match up with current reports...that is a very serious issue.
We need this software to allow us to track pay raises as follows:
1. base pay rate at hire date (on employee edit details tab)
2. Annual pay rate increase date (on employee Payroll details tab) and amount of the new pay rate.
Here, you could add a Pay Increase box each time there is an increase in pay rate; and the reports kept for Payroll (confirmed time sheets, for example) keeps all data in tact from date of hire; if in 2016 employee was getting $10/hr, then all reports and data would remain in tact at $10/hr until the date of new pay increase. So you add a pay increase box and the amount of the pay increase on the Employee's Payroll tab, and from that date forward the system calculates hours at that new payrate; AND, if you want to show the employee a comparison of what they earned at $10/hr against same number of hours at the new $11/hr, you can run the Payroll Confirmed Time Sheet Report, pull up the hours for period in 2016 and run that report (at $10/hr), and pull up similar report for period in 2018 (at $11/hr) and have them be correct.
As I understand it now, if you change the pay rate to $11/hr, all the confirmed time sheet reports in 2016 will be changed to $11/hr and I won't have historical data maintained at $10.00 for 2016; or at $10.50 for 2017. All reports, no matter their date in the past or current dates will all have $11/hr since the system changes the pay rate across the board, no matter the date.
Again, this is very upsetting and renders any past historical reports I may run incorrect since the hours x pay rate would be incorrect in 2016 and 2017.
Please make an urgent update to fix this issue immediately, so I (and many others) can have confidence in the reports we pull from the past reflecting the correct information.
Please keep me in the loop regarding this urgent feature request.
Thank you. .