Labor Rate Options
The Labor Rate Options section determines how labor will be billed during the billing process. There are two options available: Cost and Rates.
If using costs for labor, the system automatically pulls the actual dollar amounts posted to Job Cost for labor. If categories are used during the billing process, the system uses them only to sort and summarize labor and/or equipment by category. It does not use the rates defined for labor categories to calculate dollar amounts on the invoice.
If using labor rates, the billing amounts are based on rates set up for each labor category in JB T&M Template Labor Rates. (Labor categories are set up in JB T&M Labor Categories.)
Rates are set up for each category in JB T&M Template Labor Rates (which can be accessed from the JB Programs folder or by double-clicking a record on the Labor Rates tab). Rates can be restricted by earnings type, earnings factor, and/or shift. The Rate Option defined for each category determines exactly how the labor rate is calculated. You can use the actual costs posted to JC, the rate specified for the category, or the earnings factor posted in Job Cost.
Allowing Labor Rate Overrides
Although standard rates defined for a category may suffice for most billings, certain rates may need to be overridden for a variety of circumstances. Select the Allow Labor Rate Overrides check box to override category labor rates by employee, craft, and class. These overrides are set up and defined in JB T&M Template Labor Override (which can be accessed from the JB Programs folder or by double-clicking a record on the Labor Rate Overrides tab).
For information on setting up labor rates and labor rate overrides, see Related Topics below.