Adjusting Employee Base Compensation for Minimum Wage

This topic guides you in adjusting your employees’ base compensation to reflect changes in the minimum wage, on systems upgraded the latest Wurk release. When the time comes to increase an employee’s pay to match federal and state minimums, follow the steps below. In order to change an employee’s base compensation, your company Administrator may need to update your security profile.

Be sure to update employee pay in time for the first payroll run after the new wage bill goes into effect, to avoid being in violation of state and federal laws.

Menu items and on-screen options may vary depending on your configuration and Security Profile.


1.  If you haven’t already, do your own research about minimum wage laws and upcoming changes to ensure compliance within your company. Minimum wage laws are set by Federal, State, and/or Local statutes, and different types of pay (such as wages, tips, bonuses, etc.) may have different requirements.

You can find the latest wage minimums and effective dates at the U.S. Department of Labor’s website.

2.  In Wurk, navigate to Team>My Team>Employee Information on the main menu. For larger organizations, you may also want to sort by Employee State.

3.   For each employee affected by the minimum wage increase, follow the instructions for Changing Employee Pay from Hourly to Salary. Make sure you set the correct effective date for the change and prorate as needed so that the employee sees the pay increase in the next payroll.

You can future-date a pay change by simply setting the EFFECTIVE FROM date to a date in the future.

If you do not have access to the employee records that need to be updated, contact their manager or your Company Administrator.