Ordinarily salaried employees are assumed to work 8 hours per day.
Therefore, if a salaried employee were to be paid:
- weekly, it is ordinarily assumed that they have worked 40 hours for the pay period.
- bi-weekly, it is ordinarily assumed that they have worked = 80 for the pay period.
- semi-monthly, it is ordinarily assumed that they have worked = 86.67 for the pay period.
- monthly, it is ordinarily assumed that they have worked = 173.33 for the pay period.
When a salaried employee uses an accrual (PTO, Sick, Vacation) the system requires the employer to record the salaried employee's used accrual hours AND adjusted regular hours.
As an example, if a bi-weekly salaried employee were to use 40 hours of PTO, the employer would need to input 40 hours in the PTO column AND 40 hours in the Reg Hours column (instead of leaving the Reg Hours field blank -- as is normally done when approving a salaried employees payroll). The 40 hours input in the "Reg Hours" column is the remainder of the hours they are assumed to work (80 for a bi-weekly salaried employee) less the PTO hours.