A payroll period or pay period is the frequency with which you pay your employees. By default, Zenoti's payroll periods are set to calculate payroll on the first of every month. You can, however, customize your payroll periods.  For example, some common pay periods include:

  • Custom: If you have a weekly pay period, you can use the Custom option. Usually, this pay period starts every Monday of the week or a specific 7-day interval until the end of the month

  • Bi-weekly: Pay period starts every other Monday or on the 1st of the month.

  • Monthly: Pay period starts at the start of every month; you can specify the date on which you want to start the month.

Important: Ideally you must choose, configure, and stick to any one pay period for all employees in your center.

To ensure that you do not create overlapping pay periods by mistake, ensure the organization level setting, Enable overlapping pay periods is not selected.

(Admin icon > Organization > Organizations > Settings > Employee > Enable overlapping pay periods).

However, if your business pays some employees weekly and other employees fortnightly, select the setting, Enable overlapping pay periods.

Zenoti loads the latest pay period for ease of use.

Watch this video to learn how to set up a pay period.

To customize your payroll periods:
In this example, we define a pay period for every Monday in the year. 

  1. At the organization level, click the Employee icon.

  2. Navigate to Settings > Pay Period.

  3. In the list of Payroll Periods, click the X button to delete any default pay periods.
    Note: The monthly pay period is the default in Zenoti. 

  4. In the Pay Frequency drop-down, select Custom (or the appropriate pay frequency for your business).

  5. Select the Custom frequency radio button.

  6. In the Create pay period(s) starting on option, enter a date which is the first Monday you wish to start the pay cycle. For example, if you are defining pay periods for all of 2017, enter Jan 2nd as it’s the first Monday of the year.

  7. In the frequency option, enter 7.

  8. In the ending on option, enter the last day of the pay cycle.
    In our example, to define pay periods for the entire year, we select Dec 31st as it is the last day of the year.

  9. Click Add.
    Zenoti adds all the pay periods. 

To generate the payroll, run the Employee Payroll Summary Report

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