Redcort Software Blog

  1. California Makeup Time in Virtual TimeClock

    In the state of California, there is a section in the wage and hours law that allows employees to make up missed work hours without using vacation time and without the employer paying overtime, even...
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  2. Semimonthly vs Biweekly Payroll

    Two of the most common payroll cycles are semimonthly and biweekly. While biweekly and semimonthly pay cycles are very similar, the difference lies in the number of times employees are paid in a year. Semimonthly payroll...
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  3. How to Troubleshoot Printing Issues

    If you are having issues printing timecards or other reports from Virtual TimeClock, there are several things you do to troubleshoot. Virtual TimeClock uses your default printer settings when formatting and printing reports, which means printing...
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  4. Time Clock Software with No Subscription

    Monthly subscriptions are so common we often don't even pay attention to them. Everything from gym memberships and magazines to music and movies requires a monthly fee. In the software world this subscription model is...
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  5. Client Licenses Registered to Other Computers

    If you get a new computer or need to move your time clock client to a different computer, you may get a message saying, "Unable to connect to your TimeClock Server - Your client licenses are...
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  6. Error 10: Disk I/O Error

    If you are receiving an Error 10 the most common reason is that your computer's hard drive is full. In some cases, this error can also point to a hard disk that is beginning to...
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  7. Salaried Employees in Virtual TimeClock

    Many companies have a combination of salary and hourly employees on staff. Implementing employee time clock software for hourly workers is a big step toward accurate, efficient payroll, but should salary workers use the time clock? You...
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  8. George Washington's Birthday or Presidents Day 2019?

    Depending on where and when you grew up, you've probably heard the same February holiday called both George Washington's Birthday and Presidents Day. So which name is correct? While it may be hotly contested, the...
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  9. Virtual TimeClock 18.2.2 Release

    On Jaunary 16, 2019 we released our final scheduled maintenance update for TimeClock 18. Version 18.2.2 includes several minor bug fixes as well as enhancements to automatic software updates in preparation for our next major...
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  10. Importing .CSV files in Microsoft Excel

    Virtual TimeClock provides a handy export tool that allows you to import timecard data into a spreadsheet program, like Microsoft Excel, for customized reporting and analytics. The export tool will save timecard data to a text...
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  11. Error 11: Disk Image is Malformed

    In very rare cases you may come across an Error 11 message in your Virtual TimeClock software. An Error 11 means that your time clock database has been corrupted and you will not be able to...
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  12. How to Prevent Buddy Punching

    We speak with people regularly who are wondering what they can do about buddy punching in the workplace. In this article, we will define buddy punching, explain why it matters and outline several steps that...
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  13. Virtual TimeClock 18

    The latest time clock software release from Redcort Software.   Upgrade >       Free Trial >        Press Release > Virtual TimeClock 18 has powerful new features and over two dozen improvements that provide an enhanced user experience. New features...
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  14. I Can't Close My Payroll Period

    Every once in a while, we hear from new TimeClock users who are having a hard time closing their payroll period at the end of the pay cycle. In this article we'll cover the top 3...
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  15. Resetting Virtual TimeClock Preferences

    When upgrading or downgrading between several versions of Virtual TimeClock, in rare instances unexpected program behavior or crashing can occur. This is most often the result of an incompatible program preferences file. Deleting your TimeClock...
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  16. Cannot Connect to the TimeClock Service

    If your TimeClock clients are not connecting, you may receive a message in your TimeClock Server Manager program stating Cannot connect to the TimeClock Service. This message means that your Server Manager computer has been...
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  17. Upcoming Release - Version 18.2.2

    Our next software update, Version 18.2.2, is scheduled for release in the second part of January. ‚ÄčThis will be the last planned maintenance release for Version 18. The update will include refinements that increase the...
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  18. Printing Historical Timesheets

    Virtual TimeClock makes it easy to view, print or save old timesheets or any other report. This brief article will outline the steps to changing report dates, which can be used to view previous pay...
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  19. 2019 State Minimum Wage Changes

    2019 is almost here and with the new year comes new labor laws, including quite a few changes to state minimum wage laws. In total, 21 states in the US will be increasing minimum wage in...
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  20. January 2019 Holidays

    There are two federal holidays in the month of January. This year, New Years Day falls on a Tuesday and Martin Luther King Jr Day is on Monday, January 21st.  Is New Years Eve a...
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  21. Server Cannot be Autodiscovered

    On rare occasions, Network Edition employee time clock users may come across a message in the Server Manager that says Server cannot be auto discovered by clients. When auto discovery is unavailable, new client installations will need...
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  22. Concurrent Connection Limits on Windows and Mac

    Windows and macOS desktop operating systems limit the number of other computers that can simultaneously connect to a given computer. From time to time, we hear from a Network Edition user experiencing connection difficulties related...
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  23. Command Line Tool is Not Available Message

    We occasionally hear from Virtual TimeClock 18 users who are receiving an error message when their computer checks for software updates. In this article we'll explain what causes the error message and how to fix...
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  24. Top 5 Reasons to Replace Paper Timecards

    We talk to people every day who are replacing their paper timecards and mechanical punch clock in favor of a better solution. In this brief article we'll share the top 5 reasons companies consider replacing...
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  25. Port Mapping on Apple AirPort Extreme

    Many Mac users enjoy using Apple's AirPort Extreme wireless router for integrated Internet connectivity in the office. Below is a simple guide for setting up a port map (i.e. port forward) on an AirPort Extreme router. ...
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