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Negative net pay alert

When an employee's net pay will be negative in the next pay run, send an alert to the Payroll admin.

How to alert Payroll of negative net pays in a pay run

With Rippling’s Workflow Automator, you can automatically trigger an alert to Payroll when an employee’s net pay is negative.

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When an employee’s fixed deductions (like their benefits or 401(k)) exceed their total gross pay in a given pay period, it results in what’s called a ‘negative net pay’—i.e. where the employee ends up owing the company money instead.

In those situations, a Payroll admin would have to manually intervene to issue an advance, or push some deductions to a future pay period instead. But when the realization of an employee’s negative net pay comes late in the day—or not at all—that can result in significant delay to the pay run.

But sometimes admins don’t even discover this discrepancy until the last minute, while trying to approve a pay run or after finding that auto-approval has failed.

With this Recipe, you’ll get early notice of these potential issues before they become one. When an employee’s net pay will be negative in the next pay run, Rippling will automatically send a notification to the Payroll admin, alerting them to the issue.

Want to get notified of other payroll issues? As with all our workflow Recipes, you can customize this template to your exact needs, including when it should trigger, what the actions should be, who it should go to, and more.

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About Rippling Payroll

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