How to pay Workers Compensation

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This article will demonstrate how to pay your employees while they are under a workers compensation (or WorkCover) arrangement...

 

1. Create a new pay category - this article will step you through this process...Create a new pay category - call it Workers Compensation (or WorkCover).  You'll be able to use this pay category for any employee in a similar situation in the future.

NB. the SGC status of workers compensation payment earnings is determined by whether your employee has returned to work or not, this link will take you to the relevant page on the ATO website... ATO OTE checklist


2. Set up the affected employee...

  • go to the affected employee's employee record / pay rates page
  • untick the "Show in pay run" box next to their default/usual pay category
  • scroll down the page until you see the new Workers Compensation pay category
  • enter the hourly rate and number of hours you'll be paying against this pay category each week and tick the box to "Show in pay run"
  • scroll down and hit Save
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From now this employee will show up in each pay run with an earnings line using the Workers Compensation pay category.

 

3. When the Workers Compensation period is over...

  • go back to the employee's record / pay rates page
  • untick the "Show in pay run" box next to the Workers Compensation pay category
  • tick the "Show in pay run" box next to the employee's default/usual pay category
  • scroll down and hit Save

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