Overview
The Basic Amount is the amount owed to the employee which is directly related to the hours worked. This does not include leave hours/leave amount.
Calculation
The basic amount is calculated as Basic Hours * Hourly rate
For example:
Abigail earns €20,000 per annum and is on a full time contract.
She is on a 40 hour/week full time job schedule. Her yearly hours are calculated as 40 hours per week * 52 weeks = 2080 hours per year. The hourly salary is therefore calculated as €20,000/2080 hours = €9.62/hour.
Her basic hours in a payroll are 173.3333. Therefore, €9.62 * 173.3333 = €1667
If, on the other hand, the employee is on an hourly salary, the basic amount is calculated as basic hours in payroll * hourly rate.
Exceptions
- If there is more than one position history for the employee for the period covered by the payslip, the Basic Amount is shown as an average of the different hourly rates within that month. Ex. 50% of the month earning €10/hr and 50% of the month with earning €11/hr - the basic amount will show an average hourly rate of €10.5/hr for that month.
- If there is more than one position history for the employee for the period covered by the payslip, each having a different work schedule, the same principle as the above applies. Please note that in this case, the Basic Hours may also not add up to 173.3333 (for a 40hr/week, 5 days/week).
- If the employee worked less hours than required, or booked more leave hours than having hours worked, within that month, then the Basic amount will show as zero.
- If the employee did not work the full month, Basic Amount is calculated as follows:
(Salary/full-time hours based on 12 months) * Hours worked that month
Ex: (€20800/2080 hours) * 64 hours worked = €640
For information on how the basic hours are calculated, click here.