Technical Support Blog

Premium Pay After Midnight

Some businesses pay a wage premium to employees whose shift takes them past midnight. Virtual TimeClock does allow you to set a shift differential, but it applies to the entire shift and not just part of a shift. The best way to handle this scenario is to create a new activity called something like "Midnight Rate".

There are two ways to track time with the new activity. Employees can either change activities at midnight to the "Midnight Rate" activity or else an admin user can split the entry into two separate entries later. The important thing is that the time totals will be separated on employee timecards so whoever processes your payroll will know how much time to pay at the premium rate.