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4. How do I set a person's target hours?

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"How do I set a person's target hours?"

A person's target hours sets how many hours, each day, a person usually works.

To change a person's target hours:

  1. First, select the person on: "Menu", then "People"
  2. Next, go to their: "Pay", then "Pay settings"
  3. Then scroll down to the "Target hours per week" heading.
  4. And you'll see the person's current target hours a day, and total hours a week.
  5. To change the person's target hours, drag one of the blue sliders.
  6. You'll see that all the Monday to Friday sliders have moved together, and that the total hours per week has updated.
  7. To change each day individually, turn off: Move weekday sliders together
  8. Now you can drag each slider individually.
  9. And again, the total hours per week has updated.
  10. And finally, once you tap Save, the person's target hours are ready to be applied to their next payday.

Keep in mind that:

  • When you invite a new person, by default the new person's target hours are set. The target hours are set to 8 hours a day, Monday to Friday, or 40 hours a week.
  • Target hours matter, for all employees, because target hours are used to calculate time off.
  • If, for example, a person's target hours was 8 hours on Monday, and 4 hours on Tuesday.
  • If the person took Monday off, the person would get 8 hours of time off.
  • However, if the person took Tuesday off, the person would only get 4 hours of time off, because of their target hours.

Also remember that:

  • Target hours are used for hourly paid people, when calculating estimates on pay and taxes.
  • Also, target hours are occasionally used by a very small number of advanced repeat payables that're tied to an estimate of a person's weekly working hours.

And that's it! That's everything you need to know about setting a person's target hours!

Updated: Sat, Feb 24, 2024.

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