Use the Maintain Employees/Sales Reps window to enter, change, and store information about your company employees and sales representatives (reps).
First, you should set up your default or common information using the Sage 50Payroll Setup wizard. This automates part of the process of setting up employees and standard fields used in Payroll. Then you can set up individual employees/sales reps, including specific payment and withholding information, as well as beginning balances.
To track payroll deductions for an employee, you will need to set up a number of payroll and deduction fields for him/her. Common deductions you may want to track include 401(k) plans, tip income, group health plans, fringe benefits, and bonus/commission payments for hourly employees.
If you just finished adding benefits in the Payroll Settings wizard, you may still need to add employee-specific settings for those benefits. Ask yourself this question for each benefit: Is there one standard percentage or amount for this benefit for every employee? If the answer is yes, then you shouldn't have to do anything else for that benefit; the Payroll Settings wizard sets up default or standard settings for the whole company. If, however, there are specific settings that have to be tailored for employees, follow the link below.
You set up default or standard vacation and sick time policy for your company in Payroll Settings. If necessary, you can tweak those for individual employees on the Vacation/Sick Time tab.
If your company is authorized to pay employees through the Sage 50 Direct Deposit service, you first need to set up your company and then set up individual employees for direct deposit. Once your company is set up, the Direct Deposit tab becomes available in the Maintain Employees/Sales Reps window. Here, you will enter bank account and other information needed to pay an employee through direct deposit.
If you need specific help with a field or a folder on the Maintain Employees/Sales Reps window, click on the area below. (Header fields are those fields above the folders on the window—ID, Name, Employee Type, and Inactive.)