Greenshades Online Payroll Updates

July 26, 2023

New Feature – Garnishments: Ability to manually add garnishments to in progress Pay Runs

Background: There are various situations where Garnishments are missed or originally taken in partial amounts that lead to Admin’s requiring a way to override standard scheduled Garnishment withholdings.

Example scenarios:

  1. The Garnishment codes and settings for an Employee are created only after an admin has completed a payroll that should have included the Garnishment originally
  2. Garnishments are taken in partial amounts due to minimum wage limits and admins would like to catch-up on a subsequent run (treated like a garnishment arrearage)
  3. The client is running un-traditionally scheduled payroll frequencies (i.e. Weekly, Bi-weekly, Monthly, etc.) and as such need to apply Garnishments to special Pay Runs
  4. Hours and / or Earnings were not properly accounted for on an already completed run and / or a garnishment needs to be back dated via Adjustment Pay Runs

What’s new?

Manually ADD Garnishments:

Many of the scenarios will have the ability to be remediated through the new option to Manually ADD a garnishment to any type of an in progress Pay Run.

  • Manually Adding Garnishments will be accompanied by a Usage Notice
  • Standard Garnishments settings and rules will all still apply to scheduled runs
  • Users will now also have the option to retroactively add different or additional Garnishments to any type of run
  • The order must already be setup properly on the Employee in order to manually add it
  • Added Garnishments will be based on the users own calculated amounts for all three types of Pay Runs (Scheduled, Special, and Adjustment).

Manually EDIT / DELETE Garnishments:

Edits and Deletion of Garnishment codes will allow clients to work around more complex scenarios. Specifically for those that require additional arrearage from previously underpaid garnishments to be paid.

  • Both manually Editing and Deleting will be accompanied by separate Warnings / Usage Notices
  • Editing the Fixed Amount or Percentage will attempt to stay within the established rules for that Garnishment order and disposable income limits
  • Editing “Total Amount” will act the same as all other areas of the pay run wizard and will treat the new value as a hard override.
  • Deleting scheduled Garnishments will override any established order rules and settings

Manually Adding Garnishments:

Manually Editing / Deleting Garnishments:


Add a Garnishment to a Pay Run: > Payroll Tab > Continue / Run Payroll / Run Special / Adjustment Pay Run > Deductions Tab > Add Garnishment

Edit a Garnishment in a Pay Run: > Payroll Tab > Continue / Run Payroll / Run Special / Adjustment Pay Run > Deductions Tab > “Edit” next to a Garnishment row

Delete a Garnishment from a Pay Run: > Payroll Tab > Continue / Run Payroll / Run Special / Adjustment Pay Run > Deductions Tab > Trash Icon next to a Garnishment row

Enhanced Feature – Pay Run Wizard: “View Paystub” / “Tax Override” functionality improvements

Background: The “View Paystub” and “Tax Override” functionality in the Review & Submit Stage of the Pay Run Wizard has a variety issue ranging from bugs to desperately needed UX improvements.

What’s new? This release covers a variety of fixes / improvements. The overall reliability and performance of the “View Paystub” / “Tax Override” functionality has been vastly improved alongside a change to improve the general Pay Run Wizard experience

Pay Run Wizard

• No longer requires a page refresh to see changes from prior tabs reflect in the Review & Submit Screens.

“View Paystub” / “Tax Override”

• Saving overrides on the View Paystub screen will now properly display updated information in the pay run with the correct net wages.

• UX improvements made to both the View Paystub and Override Taxes functions including; verbiage updates, improved user feedback during edits through locking the totals / summary until recalculated, and keeping the window open after each recalculation

• No long allow negative net wages to be entered (except for in adjustment runs)

View Pay Stub (Before Editing):

View Pay Stub (After Editing):


“View Paystub”: >Payroll Tab > Continue / Run Payroll / Run Special / Adjustment Pay Run > Review & Submit Tab > “View Paystub”

“Tax Overrides”: > Payroll Tab > Continue / Run Payroll / Run Special / Adjustment Pay Run > Review & Submit Tab > Employee Tax > “Override Taxes"

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