Our support lines are extremely busy as a result of the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme being administered through payroll. Our Covid-19 Resources Documentation will generally answer your query

Also, please note that our support staff are working from home and may answer your call in a sometimes chaotic home environment. We appreciate your patience.

Minimum Wage Flagging and Reporting


BrightPay can track employee hourly rates against the National Minimum/Living Wage (including apprentices), UK Living Wage, London Living Wage, or they can be marked as not eligible. 
 

  • An employee’s minimum wage setting can be set at 'Employee Details' > 'Employment' tab > 'Minimum wage profile', or alternatively, in payroll via 'Edit Settings' button > 'Employment' tab > 'Minimum wage profile'.

 

 

  • To enable BrightPay to test whether an employee is receiving the National Minimum Wage, BrightPay needs to know the number of hours worked for each period. For hourly paid employees, this is automatically calculated. For non-hourly paid employees, see below.

  • Using the employee's age (on pay date), number of hours worked in period, and minimum wage profile, BrightPay can determine the effective hourly rate used and compare it against the required minimum hourly rate.



Hourly Paid Employees

  • When BrightPay detects that an hourly paid employee's wage is below the National Minimum/Living Wage it will indicate this using a yellow status bar within 'Payroll'.






  • If the Minimum Wage Settings are incorrect or you wish to turn off the Minimum Wage flagging you can use the edit button to make the relevant changes.

 

 

Non-Hourly Paid Employees (or workforce reporting in general)

  • To help with non-hourly employees (or for workforce reporting in general) there is a feature in 'Payroll' > 'More' > 'Minimum Wage Report'.

    This allows you to enter/confirm the number of hours worked for each employee and generate a summary to see who passed minimum wage and who didn’t.

    The setting ‘Typical hours worked per period' in 'Employees' > 'Employee' > 'Edit Details' > 'Employment' can be used to provide a default value for non-hourly employees.)





  • This report can be run in both open and closed pay periods:





 

 

  • Press Continue to see the result for each employee i.e. pass or fail.




 

 

Some minimum wage fields are available within Analysis for reporting requirements, further information on creating reports can be found here

 

Need help? Support is available at 0345 9390019 or support@brightpay.co.uk.

BrightPay Licence Terms and ConditionsCoronavirus (Covid-19) - Guidance for BrightPay usersImportant Information for Mac UsersBureau Enhancements - Useful Functionality for Bureau Licence HoldersInstalling BrightPayOrdering for The New Tax YearImporting From The Previous Tax YearMoving to BrightPay from another payroll softwareEmployer DetailsEmployee DetailsCoding NoticesPayroll CalendarProcessing PayrollImporting Pay Data using CSV FileRTICommon HMRC Error MessagesAnalysisPayroll JournalsHMRC PaymentsMaking Corrections to PayrollScheduling Future PaymentsSwitching an Employee's Pay FrequencyDirectorsStartersLeaversStudent Loan DeductionsPostgraduate Loan DeductionsStatutory PaymentsAttachment of EarningsExpenses & BenefitsPensions (outside of Automatic Enrolment)Payroll GivingYear EndRates & Thresholds at a GlanceTaxNational InsuranceNational Minimum/Living WageMileage Allowance Payments (MAPs)Employment AllowanceApprenticeship LevyTermination Awards & Sporting TestimonialsOff-Payroll Working in the Public SectorGender Pay Gap ReportingLeave Reporting & Employee CalendarAnnual LeavePayslip TranslationsBacking Up/Restoring Your PayrollConstruction Industry Scheme (CIS)Automatic EnrolmentBrightPay ConnectGDPR