Within pay condition rule sets, the Higher Classification condition is only useful when using employment agreements.
Configuring Employment Agreements
In the configuration for employment agreements, you are able to assign a rank to each agreement.
If one agreement has a higher rank than another then it will be considered to be a higher classification.
When filling in timesheets (either the employee filling in their own timesheets or a manager filling them in on behalf of the employee), if an employee is assigned an employment employment and there is a higher ranking agreement in the system, the classification will be able to be entered via the timesheet editor dialog.
Click on the 'pencil' icon on the right hand side of the timesheet grid to edit a timesheet.
Select the higher classification from the dropdown list.
Click Apply when all modifications are complete.
When the dialog closes, the timesheet line will have an icon to indicate that the employee worked at a higher classification.
Additionally, on the timesheet approval page, any shifts with a higher classification assigned will be clearly marked.
Any higher classification shifts that are approved will be paid at the higher rate when processed in a pay run.
Higher classification for part of a shift
If an employee needs to record that he worked at a higher classification for part of a shift, they will need to submit 2 timesheets. For example, in the screenshot below, the employee is indicating that they worked for 3 hours at a higher classification and 4.5 hours at their standard classification:
Configuring Rule Set
Some award agreements specify that if an employee works a shift for more than a certain amount of time at a higher classification then the whole shift should be paid at that classification. To support that, we need to configure the shift consolidation setting on the pay condition rule set:
This will allow the rules engine to treat adjoining timesheet lines as a single shift.You can then include a rule in a ruleset such as:
which will satisfy that requirement.
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