Workers' Compensation

Track medical and wage benefits for employees who are injured or become sick on the job.

If an employee is injured or becomes sick on the job, workers' compensation provides benefits to help with medical expenses, lost wages, and rehabilitation. Your state has its own regulations that you must meet as an employer to cover your employees.

Enter your rates for each code based on those regulations, and associate those codes to each job. Workers' compensation will calculate for each employee, according to the job they work. If you need to review wages and tax amounts along with employees paid from associated jobs, print a workers' compensation report.

Add Workers' Compensation

Add workers' compensation and the rates it pays based on your state's regulations.

  1. Click Accounting > Payroll > Workers' Compensation.
  2. Click Add Workers' Compensation.
  3. Enter a description.
  4. Enter the employee rate as a decimal value per your state's regulations.
    1. Only enter the employer rate if part of the compensation amount is deducted from an employee's pay. This is not typical.
  5. Select one of the following to calculate workers' compensation:
    • Wages Earned
    • Hours Worked
    • Hours Worked + Time Off
  6. If you want to automatically post workers' compensation to the general ledger, select Post to General Ledger.
    1. Select the expense and liability accounts you want to use to receive workers' compensation.
  7. Click Save.
Apply workers' compensation to a job.

Manage Workers' Compensation

Edit or delete workers' compensation rates.

  1. Click Accounting > Payroll > Workers' Compensation.
  2. Click the ellipsis icon beside a description of workers' compensation rates, and select one of the following:
    • Edit
    • Delete
  3. If you edit, make any necessary changes, and click Save. If you delete, click Delete again to confirm.
    Note: Once transactions are posted, the calculation method cannot change. You will need to add a new code instead.