When staff are paid a flat amount, their time needs to be entered as the quantity of work, not the hours actually worked. Example: Jen is paid $100 per birthday party and Jen worked "1" party last weekend. Jen would record a time entry as "1 hour", instead of the actual hours worked. 1 hour in this case accounts to "1" event at the flat rate of pay (even if Jen worked 2pm to 5pm, she should enter 1 hour as the total time worked). If you look at Estimated Gross Wages, create a Department for the flat amount type of work (example "Parties"). In our example, Jen would have a Department Rate of $100 for the Parties department.