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Employee Settings

Employee Settings

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September 6, 2023
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December 20, 2023


Properly setting up an employee's employment contract is a crucial process in human resource management. This guide provides detailed instructions for defining and managing contracts within the system, covering aspects such as the start date, contract type, payment method, and activation or deactivation of salary components.

Follow these steps to ensure accurate and efficient implementation, whether it's for a new employee or updating the information of an existing employee in your payroll system.

2. Setting Up an Employee Contract

To set up an employee's employment contract, follow these steps:

  1. In the main menu, go to Master, and then click on Employees.
  2. If the employee is new, in the list of Employees, click the (+) button and then New Employee.
  3. If the employee already exists, edit the employee by clicking on the action menu (three horizontal dots) and then Edit.
  4. Complete the employee's general information, if necessary.
  5. In the Employment Contract section, define the Start Date, Contract Type (Salary or Hourly, Fixed or Temporary), Payment Method, and Bank Account.
  6. In the Salary Components section, you can activate or deactivate Global components. These are components that apply to all employees.
  7. To add other components to an employee, click "+ Salary Component" below the list. In the window that appears, activate the components you want to include, and click the "X" to close and return to the employee's contract.
  8. Click Save to save the changes.

Tip: Keep your employees' information as up-to-date as possible to avoid issues in managing your payroll.

Salary Components
Cashflow provides a series of predefined components to facilitate payroll configuration. However, if you have unique requirements that are not covered by the predefined components, you can create and add your own components.

To learn how to create new salary components, read this article:
Salary Components

Tips & Best Practices

When implementing and managing salary components in Cashflow, there are some best practices that can help you optimize your experience and ensure efficient payroll management:

  1. Understand Local Regulations
    Make sure you understand all local laws and regulations related to payroll and salary components. This includes, but is not limited to, taxes, social security contributions, and other legal requirements.
  2. Use Predefined Components When Possible
    Cashflow provides predefined components that cover many common cases. Use these whenever possible to save time and ensure compliance with industry standards.
  3. Test Custom Components
    If you create custom salary components, make sure to thoroughly test them to ensure they function as expected. A small error in a formula can have significant consequences in payroll.
  4. Maintain Clear Documentation
    Keep clear and detailed documentation of all custom salary components. This should include the purpose of the component, how it is calculated, and any other relevant information that someone might need in the future.
  5. Regularly Review Components
    Laws and regulations change, as do the needs of your business. Regularly review your salary components to ensure they still meet your needs and are in compliance with all applicable laws and regulations.
  6. Communicate with Employees
    Ensure that employees understand the components of their payroll. Clear and transparent communication will help build trust and avoid confusion.
  7. Deactivate Unused Components
    If you have salary components that you've used in the past but are no longer necessary or applicable, consider deactivating them. You can do this by changing the component's status to "inactive."
  8. Seek Expert Advice
    If you have doubts or need to create complex components, consider seeking the assistance of a payroll expert or accountant. They can help ensure everything is set up correctly and complies with applicable laws and regulations.
  9. Regular Audits
    Conduct regular audits of your components and payroll to ensure that everything is calculated correctly. This can help identify and correct errors before they become major issues.
  10. Ongoing Training
    Ensure that staff involved in payroll management are well-trained and up-to-date on relevant processes and regulations.

These tips and best practices can help ensure that salary components in Cashflow are configured and managed effectively, complying with all relevant laws and regulations, and meeting the needs of the company and its employees.

Common Issues

When working with salary components in Cashflow, you may encounter some common challenges or problems. Below, we describe some of these issues and their possible solutions:

  1. Payroll Calculation Errors
    The formula or scale for a salary component may be configured incorrectly, resulting in incorrect calculations. To address this, review and verify the formulas and scales, ensuring they align with company policies and tax regulations.
  2. Duplicate or Unnecessary Components
    Having duplicate or unnecessary salary components can lead to confusion and errors. Regularly review and organize your components, removing or deactivating those that are not needed.
  3. Non-compliance with Laws and Regulations
    Salary component configurations may not comply with local or federal laws and regulations. Consult with a labor law expert or use Cashflow's predefined components that comply with standard regulations.
  4. Accounting Integration Issues
    Salary components may not be reflected correctly in accounting accounts. Ensure that you assign the correct accounting account to each component and verify the integration with the accounting system.
  5. Editing or Deleting Component Difficulties
    You may face challenges in editing or deleting salary components, possibly due to access restrictions. Verify user permissions and ensure you have the necessary rights to perform these actions.
  6. Inconsistent Application to Employees
    A salary component may not be applied uniformly to all relevant employees. Review the component's settings to ensure it is marked as "Global" if it should apply to all employees, or configure it correctly for specific employees.
  7. Terminology and Configuration Confusion
    The complexity and variety of options can lead to confusion in configuring salary components. Use Cashflow's documentation and support resources, and consider providing additional training to team members responsible for payroll configuration.

Each of these points highlights a common area where users may encounter challenges and provides guidance on how to address these challenges to ensure efficient and accurate management of salary components in Cashflow.