Piecemeal Work


FlexiTime allows you to pay your employees for either time worked or for piecemeal work. Piecemeal work means that you pay your employee for every unit they complete. You can also pay a combination of time and units.


Create a Pay Code

Create a new pay code for the piecemeal work. The Tax Type should be Gross Earnings.

Set the Units to 'Other' and enter a label of what the units are - this will appear on the employees time entry screen as a prompt to enter the number of units completed, and on the payslip to indicate what the unit of payment is.

You can either pay based on the employee's pay rates in which case select 'Normal' for the Pay Code Rate, or you can set up a default rate for this pay code by selecting 'None' and inserting a Default Rate. 

Tick Derived from Timesheet if you will be recording the units in the Timesheets. 

Your new pay code should look something like this:




Create a new Work item and set the Pay Code dropdown to be your new pay code. If you are using Time Billing, ensure the Charge Type associated with the Work also has the appropriate Units set. 




When entering time against Work that has a piecemeal pay code, the time entry fields will be replaced with a quantity field.



Piecemeal work will not show on the Time Entry grid, but will show on Time Summary screen.

If your employee is paid mostly for piecemeal work,   please see this article for information about how this will affect their annual leave accruals.  


Annual Leave

Please see this article for details on how to ensure that an employee on piecemeal rates is set to accrue annual leave correctly.  



Create a new pay run for the period. Employees' piecemeal work will show on their pays and payslips with the Quantity and Rate. 





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