What is a review period?

Review Period (definition)

A review period decides how many weeks of recent pay and timesheet history should be used when determining an employee’s ordinary week. The review period time frame is important as it will affect how people get paid on Public Holidays according to the Otherwise Working Day calculation.

PayHero has chosen 8 weeks as the default Review Period to stay compliant with the Holidays Act and account for different types of employees. If you wish to select a different review period in your payroll software, keep in mind that longer review periods may not accurately represent the employee's recent work pattern, while shorter review periods can result in more fluctuation in balances.

Regardless, we would suggest that a clause is included in the employment agreement describing how the portion of entitlement taken will be determined.

Work Pattern


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