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Working Patterns

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The default working pattern and how to change it in Sage Payroll.


You can specify the days an employee works. Do this in the Working Patterns tab in their employee record.

This has important implications for Statutory Sick Pay (SSP). The working pattern determines when waiting days and qualifying days occur.


When you create a new employee record the default working pattern is set to Monday – Friday.

 TIP: Zero-hours contracts stop you from defining a working pattern for your employee. Instead, complete the pay run as normal to the Pay screen, and add a new payment. Set the payment category as Hourly Payments and the payment type as Basic Hours.  

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