Employee Labour


Employee Labour is used log, track and allocate each employees job cost against the jobs Cost Centre budgets in Cost Control. Setup each employee then add each of their daily tasks allocating them against their job budgets. This helps you track and monitor the actual job costs against the quoted Cost Centre budgets. Then in Cost Control, it will show you each Cost Centres current profit or loss.

See Toolbar and Related Features below to learn how the Employee Labour view works and interacts with other features in SoloAssist.



This will save all changes to the current job open.

New Employee

Opens the New Employee details to setup the cost and charge-out rates for logging work tasks.

Delete Employee

Deletes the selected employee details. Once an employee has been deleted, it cannot be undone.

Add Task

Adds a work task cost against its cost centre budget in Cost Control. The employees work hours, which are multiplied by their cost rate, are then allocated against its cost centre budget in Cost Control.

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Delete Task

Deletes the selected Item/s. Once an Item has been deleted, it cannot be undone.

Duplicate Task

Allows you to save time entering data by duplicating a task and allocating it to another employee.

Time Sheet

Used for employees to log each days work hours, tasks completed and Job # number.

Help Centre

This opens the SoloAssist Help Centre to the topic you are currently in.


What is the difference between Cost / Hr and Charge Out / Hr?

The Employee Cost Rate / Hr is used for standard fixed price and Lump Sum claim methods, and the Employee Charge Out Rate / Hr is used for a Cost Plus claim method contract.

Employee Cost Rate / Hour = the amount it costs to employ the worker or employee.

Employee Charge Out Rate / Hour = Employee Cost Rate / Hour + Profit Markup

How do I...

Setup an employee

Step 1
Select New Employee from the toolbar.

Step 2
Enter the new employee name and details, Cost / Hr, Charge Out / Hr.

Add an employee task

Step 1
Select Add Task from the toolbar.

Step 2
a) Select the employee name

b) Select the Cost Centre budget the task belongs to in the job.

c) Write a brief description of the works completed.

d) Select the date the task was completed.

e) Select the number of hours the task took to complete.

f) Select the employees rate to be billed into the job. e.g. Cost / Hr or Charge Out / Hr

Step 3
Select OK, or Next Task to add another task.

Change employee details and rates?

Step 1
Select the employee name header row, then select Edit Employee in the toolbar. Alternatively, right-click on the employee header row, and select Edit Employee from the popup menu.

Step 2
Change the employee details and rates, then click OK.


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