Contract types

Managing contract types in Shiftbase


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Every employee in Shiftbase has a contract associated with a contract type. A contract type is a set of rules associated with a contract.

Contract Type Overview

Adding Contract Types

If you want to add a new contract type, click the green button + Contract types in the top right corner.

Editing Contract Types

Changing a contract type is done by clicking on the Pencil icon behind a contract type.

The name of the contract type.

Salary: This is used for payroll, and indicates whether the employee is paid based on hours worked or contract hours.

Rate card: The rate card that applies to the contract type. The default surcharge card is basically 100% unless set otherwise. The set surcharge card applies to the hourly record.

Plus-minus calculation: By turning on plus-minus calculation, the plus and minus hours are calculated for all employees with the concerning contract type.

Time off accrual: Here you can specify how the time off balances should be accrued.

  • Contract: Based on the contract hours

  • Worked: Based on hours worked

  • None: No automatic accumulation

💡 Tip: Vacation hours can be managed manually by setting the leave accrual to None and then making a correction to the leave hours.

🚀 Extra Tip: You can also disable the vacation hours calculation at the employee level by setting the leave accrual in an employee's contract to 0.

Wait hours from: Here you can specify what the waiting hours will be deducted from.

  • Salary

  • Vacation hours