Hope someone can help me with payroll advice:
I just started looking after payroll for a new client. And I realised that they have been calculating their leave entitlements wrong.
- Casuals have annual & personal/carer's leave accruing and these year to date balances are recorded on their payslips - Can I now say that this shouldn't have happened and revert their leave balances back to zero?
- A Permanent part time employee who's been with them for a year has Family and Domestic Violence leave and Long Service Leave, but no Annual and Personal/Carer's leave - can I say that Long Service leave shouldn't accrue, revert it to zero and recalculate all the annual and personal leave owing?
I think recalculating and adding extra leave won't be a problem. But what about "taking away" leave that was already recorded on employees' payslips?
I have been only contracted to record their payroll from now on. So technically I don't need to look back and fix up their leave entitlements. However, I'm afraid I can be liable if I engage in underpaying staff. And if I produce payslips each week which show leave balances amounts that I know are wrong, this to me is underpaiment.
Any advice or a suggestion will be much appreciated!