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Global Weekly Overtime Settings

There are a couple of settings within your time clock software that can affect how employee weekly overtime totals are calculated. Both of these settings are global, meaning they impact all of your employee time sheets that are subject to a weekly overtime rule.

The first setting defines when your workweek begins. This setting tells the time clock when to start the seven consecutive 24-hour periods that constitute the workweek for your business. This allows Virtual TimeClock to accurately keep track of weekly overtime totals, even if the workweek crosses payroll periods. The default workweek in Virtual TimeClock starts on Monday, but it's easy to change. Turn administration on and go to Configure, then Time Settings. You'll see a popup menu for changing what day to start your workweek.



The second setting determines if paid leave counts as hours worked for the calculation of weekly overtime. By default, any paid leave time (vacation, sick time, holidays, etc.) does not count as hours worked for the calculation of weekly overtime. For example, if someone works 35 hours in the week and also gets paid for an 8 hour sick day, their timecard would show 35 regular hours and 8 hours paid leave. However, there is a way to change how employee paid leave time is handled. Go back to Configure Time Settings and check the box to include paid leave when calculating weekly overtime. Now if someone works 35 hours in the week and also gets paid for an 8 hour sick day, their timecard would show 40 regular hours and 3 hours weekly overtime.