Until 31st May our company decided to pay staff 100% wages. These are weekly paid and although contracts are for 39.5 hours per week there is a lot of overtime worked throughout the year.
Whilst paying them 100% i paid it based on the 39.5 hours per week but the first claim I submitted (to 30th April) the claim is for more than i paid on wages as Sage included overtime based on their yearly average. Is this ok?
From 1st June i will be paying them 80% only (we are no longer paying the 20% topup). For this can i pay 80% of 39.5 hours or do i need to run Sage reports and use the figures from there based on the yearly average? Does this mean what i pay the employee will be the same as the claim? Also at present my paylips state 'basic 39.5 hours', should i add a column for 'furlough' and enter the 39.5 in there going forward?
Many thanks in advance.