Enable Users for Payroll
Read this guide if you have already added a payment account to your organization. If you haven’t, these guides show how to get started:
When your organization has a payment account and you have added users, you can enable them for automatic or manual payments.
With the Edit option, you can edit:
- Pay Method – Automatic (Default) or Manual
- Pay Period – Weekly (Default), Twice per month, Bi-weekly, Monthly
(pay periods start on Monday and end on Sunday)
- Rate Type – Hourly or Fixed payments. Fixed payments only work through automatic payroll.
- Pay Rate
The automatic option will allow your team payments to go out automatically each pay period – just set it up once and let Hubstaff take care of the rest.
Note: You must click the “Enable” button for payroll to go out automatically.
If you select the manual option you can still pay your team directly, though you will be required to manually send each payment (with one simple click of a button).
Hubstaff offers support for different currencies. The currency that you have enabled in your organization needs to have sufficient funds of the same currency in order for Payroll to be successful.
Your organization’s currency in Hubstaff is set to AUD. You are trying to pay your team for their work done and the total payment is $400 AUD.
In your payment account, you have $1000 USD and $200 AUD.
This payment would fail because there is not sufficient funds in the correct currency in the payment account. In order for this payment to be successful, you would need to ensure that your payment account either has $400 AUD OR you would need to change your Hubstaff organization’s default currency to USD so the USD funds from your payment account would be used.
Occasionally, payments will fail. You will see these listed under “Past” section under the payments tab. Failed payments will show a status of “Error” and you can hover your cursor over the question mark icon to see more information why the payment failed.
Two common reasons payments fail are due to insufficient funds or your account not being authorized. You can make some changes in your account (such as adding more funds or reauthorizing) and click the “Retry” button next to the failed payment to make another attempt.
The system will try to make the payment again (you can only retry the same payment three times).
Pay periods allow you set the time frame for when automatic payments will go out. You can set the pay periods to:
- Weekly (default) – Pay periods will start on Monday of the previous week and end on Sunday. Example: If the current date is Wednesday, February 11th, the pay period would be Monday, February 2nd to Sunday, February 8th.
- Twice per Month – The first pay period will start on the first of the month and go to the 15th of the month. The second pay period will start on the 16th and go until the end of the month.
- Bi-Weekly – Pay periods start on Monday and end on Sunday two weeks later. Example: A pay period could be Monday, February 9th to Sunday, February 22nd.
- Monthly – The pay period starts on the first of the month and ends on the last day of the month.
You can always see what pay period you are in by hovering over the pay period “?”:
Note: If you have automatic payments set up, only unpaid amounts in the current pay period will be paid. In other words, if you have a large amount of unpaid time going back a year and you add automatic payments, your team will only be paid for unpaid time that falls in the pay period you select.
- PayPal Mass Pay is currently required for Hubstaff’s automatic payroll through Paypal (through Mass Pay fees are only $1 per person paid).
- Funds need to be in your payment account before the payment is attempted because the payment accounts are not able to pull funds from credit cards or bank accounts.
- You can use Paypal’s Balance Manager to ensure you always have funds in your Paypal account, or Payoneer’s Notification Alert (under “Advanced Settings”) for a minimum balance threshold.
- To make payments through your payment account in a certain currency, you need to have a non-zero balance in your payment account in that same currency. The payment account does not convert currency for payments.
- All fees come out of the organization owner’s payment account
- Your transactions will be stored in past payments so you will have a record
For frequently asked questions regarding our payroll feature, please refer here.