Crystal Payroll ticks all the boxes of a NZ compliant payroll system. But that’s not all – recognising the challenges of compliant payroll processing when it comes to public holidays, Crystal Payroll has rolled out its Statutory Pay Calculator. This new nifty feature simplifies the task of determining public holiday pay, especially for those with fluctuating work schedules.
Why is this feature essential?
For employees with regular weekly schedules, holiday pay calculations are a breeze. But for those with irregular schedules, it can get a lot more complex. Crystal Payroll’s new tool is tailored to tackle this complexity head-on.
For many, the new pay calculator will bring a sense of clarity. One significant point to note is paragraph 78 of the Wendco case law emphasizes the employee’s work pattern as the most pivotal factor in most scenarios. If an employee’s work pattern aligns with criteria such as “2 out of 4 weeks,” “6 out of 13 weeks,” or “13 out of 26 weeks,” employers can gain some level of confidence that this is considered an otherwise working day for the employee. Paying out based on these structures is often viewed as generous to the employee and can serve as a safeguard for businesses.
How does it work?
Drawing insights from both case law (Such as the Wendco case) and the Holidays Act 2003, the tool assesses an employee’s work pattern over the past 4 weeks. It then cross-references this with a broader timeframe, spanning 3 to 6 months, ensuring a precise determination of holiday pay entitlements.
For instance, if you have an employee who sporadically works on Mondays with varying hours, the Statutory Pay Calculator will pinpoint their holiday pay eligibility and calculate the exact amount due. This feature takes the guesswork and manual labor out of holiday pay calculations. No more sifting through employee work histories or tabulating hours: Crystal does the heavy lifting for you.
With a few simple clicks, businesses can ensure compliance and fair compensation for their employees. No more blanket rules or guesswork—just precise, compliant payroll processing.
Disclaimer: This blog post is intended for informational purposes and should not be considered as financial or legal advice. Always consult with professionals for tailored guidance.