To save you time, the system enters default values for settings such as pay group, time zone, and notification email recipient. This article briefly describes each default setting and how you can change them.


In this article, you will learn:


How to change default settings

  1. Log in to your Fingercheck account as an Administrator.

  2. Click the SETUP tab > Company > Default Settings.

  3. Make the necessary changes.

    Each field is described in About default settings section below.

  4. Click Save.


About default settings

Field

Description

Default Pay Group

The pay group automatically assigned to an employee during onboarding.

If pay groups are not set up, no pay group is assigned. To set up a pay group, go to the SETUP tab > Payroll > Pay Groups. See also How to Set Up Other Categories.

Default Pay Type

The pay type automatically assigned to an employee during onboarding. The options are Hourly and Salary. The default is Hourly.

Default Salary Code

The earning code automatically assigned to a salaried employee.

The options are fed from the SETUP tab > Payroll > Earnings. See also How to Set up Earning Codes.

Default Hourly Code

The earning code automatically assigned to an hourly employee.

The options are fed from the SETUP tab > Payroll > Earnings. See also How to Set up Earning Codes.

Default 1099 Code

The earning code automatically assigned to a 1099 worker.

The options are fed from the SETUP tab > Payroll > Earnings. See also How to Set up Earning Codes.

Default Tax Work Location

The tax work location used when you add a new employee.

If you do not change this setting, it is the location you entered when you originally signed up for Fingercheck.

Preview Register

How departments are grouped when viewing the Payroll preview. The options are:

  • PPR - Payroll Preview Register (default): Preview all departments together.

  • PPR1 - Payroll Preview By Cost Center1: Organize the preview by department.

Check Style

The way the check is printed. The options are:

  • Check1 - QuickBooks Check Top

  • Check2 - Checks With Stub Top

  • Check3 - Checks With Stub Bottom (most common option)

  • Check4 - Quickbook Check Top With Stub

  • Check5 - Pressure Seal Check

  • Check6 - Checks Stub Top Group by Earning

  • Check7 - Checks Stub Bottom Group by Earning

See Available Types of Printed Checks.

Check Sort Order

How checks are sorted when you print them. Many options are available, including LastFirst, CostCenterN, and SSN.

New Hire Pay Method

How new employees are paid. The options are:

  • Optional: The employee can select how they want to be paid (check or direct deposit).

  • Check

  • DirectDeposit

Payroll Export Decimals

(Time & Attendance only) The number of decimal places used in reports sent to external payroll companies.

By entering a number, you override decimal rounding in the payroll export.

Default Import

Select an option if you use scheduled tasks. The options are fed from the SETUP tab > System > Scheduled Tasks.

Default Payroll Job

Select an option if you use scheduled tasks. The options are fed from the SETUP tab > System > Scheduled Tasks.

Default Time Zone

The time zone that new employees are assigned after they are onboarded. This affects their self service.

An admin can manually change the time zone on the employee profile.

Default Employee Role

The security role designated to employees' logins when you create them. For more information, see How to Set Up Custom Roles.

Notifications Email

The email address of the user who will receive HR notifications such as absence requests, expense requests, and onboarding notifications.

For more information, see How to Send Reminders About HR-Related Tasks.

Email Display Name

The email that is displayed as the sender (in the From field) when automatic emails are sent through Fingercheck. This field is used with the Reply To field below.

For more information, see How to Customize Emails Generated From Fingercheck.

Reply To

The email address where you want to send replies to emails sent through Fingercheck. (See the description for Email Display Name above.)

Enable Employee Directory

Select the checkbox to turn on this feature. See How to Enable the Directory for Employee View.

Import Dates From Time Card

Select the checkbox to turn on this feature. When running payroll, this feature separates the hours by dates on the employee's check.

Add Salary Hours to Payroll

Select this checkbox to add hours to payroll for salaried employees who punch in.

Company Logo

Upload your company logo so that it can be printed on checks.

For this feature to work, you must select the Show Logo On Checks checkbox when editing a bank account. Go to SETUP > Payroll > Bank Accounts, and select the bank account.

Payroll Warnings

Set up the following warnings that appear in Step 5 (Payroll Preview) of payroll:

  • Gross Salary is different than <%> of average

  • Net Salary is different than <%> of average

  • Hours Paid is different than <%> of average

Onboarding Custom Welcome Message

The message that appears on the first page of onboarding.


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