There are times you need to pay an employee two different rates for the same period. The most common examples are
This tutorial shows how to set up a new pay rate to handle the situation.
Go to Setup - Company Defaults - Pay Rate Structure.
Click the first Unused Rate that is available and give it a logical name. We suggest Old Pay Rate.
Set a Default Rate if a lot of staff are paid the Minimum Wage
In this example, change the Ordinary Hours rate to the new minimum wage, and set the default value of the Old Pay Rate to the previous minimum wage.
Go back to Calculate Pays and you now have access to both rates.
This means if the wage increase takes place halfway through a period, you can correctly allocate hours worked against the correct rate.
It also reports this on the employee payslip.