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How do I create an automated workers compensation payment?

Author Dylan Wong@Microkeeper
Category Payroll
Last Modified 26/06/2024

Workcover payments can be automated using an Extra Rule.


John Smith's workcover payment is 38 hours at their default rate of $25

Navigate to Menu > Settings > Payroll Rules > Extra Rules, click the Create New Rule button

The key configuration for the example above:

  1. Title This will be the Payslip Title that appears on the employee's payslip. For example "Workcover J.Smith"
  2. Group/Employee Select the Employee affected. In this example "John Smith"
  3. Fixed or Percentage Select "Fixed"
  4. Value Change this value to hourly rate. In this example "25"
  5. Multiplier/Shift count Set this value to the paycycle hours. In this example "38"
  6. Classification Select "Workers Comp Entitlement"
  7. STP Category Select "Gross" or "Workers Compensation".

an image of an extra earnings rule configured to pay workers comp entitlement

The configured rule will now apply 38 hours at $25 classed as Workers Comp Entitlement.

image of a payslip with Workcover payment