Support Blog

  1. Error 14 Printing Timecards on Windows

    We had a really unusual Virtual TimeClock technical support call this week. If you are getting an error 14 when you try to print timecards, we know the cause and have an easy solution:  ...
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  2. Location Tracking Using Activities

    Companies with multiple locations often have employees who move between locations throughout the day or week. Tracking employee hours and overtime by location can be challenging but essential when labor costing and other administrative tasks are...
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  3. Virtual TimeClock Timestamps & Internet Time Servers

    Employers and employees are often concerned with the source and accuracy of the times recorded on employee timecards. Virtual TimeClock has multiple options to help you choose the best solution for your time clock needs....
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  4. Tracking Sick Leave with Virtual TimeClock

    In recent years many cities and states have passed laws entitling employees to paid sick leave hours. This includes temporary and part-time employees. States with sick leave laws currently in effect include Arizona, California, Connecticut, Massachusetts,...
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  5. Employee Performance Reviews & Virtual TimeClock

    Performance reviews can be stressful and time consuming. Virtual TimeClock can help by providing you with objective employee time and attendance metrics for your reviews.   All the following reports are easily accessed by turning...
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  6. End-of-Year Time Clock & Payroll Checklist

    December is a great time to review employee timecard and payroll changes that may be arriving with the New Year. The items below will help ensure your employee time clock and payroll system make a...
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  7. Tracking Worked Holiday Hours

    Do your employees earn premium pay when they work on business holidays? Do you need to track when your employees work on holidays? Virtual TimeClock's Activity feature can help you easily track, view and report these...
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  8. Virtual TimeClock 16 Release 5

    Virtual TimeClock 16 Release 5 is now available with over a dozen program enhancements. Release 5 also adds support for macOS Sierra 10.12, Apple's new operating system for Mac computers.    This maintenance release of Virtual...
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  9. Allowing Workers to Add Lunch Breaks

    Sometimes employees work off-site or at a remote facility during the day. For them, using a time clock ‘real-time’ to punch in and out for breaks and lunches can be impractical.   Virtual TimeClock Pro...
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  10. How to Remove Break and Lunch Buttons

    Removing the Break or Lunch Button The break and lunch buttons in Virtual TimeClock Pro and Network edition can be easily removed or configured according to your business needs. Removing the Lunch or Break buttons...
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  11. Managing Employee Lunch breaks

    Meal breaks are an important part of the workday offering employees the chance to refuel and recharge. At the same time, ensuring that employee lunch breaks are properly taken can be a time intensive challenge...
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  12. Managing Late Employees with Virtual TimeClock

    Almost everyone has been late to work at least once. However, when workers regularly arrive late to work it impacts everyone through lost revenue, increased stress, and lower morale in the workplace. Virtual TimeClock Pro...
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  13. Entry Notes Enhancements in Virtual TimeClock 16

    Adding entry notes in Virtual TimeClock is an easy way to quickly attach an explanation for a late arrival or early departure to a worker timecard. Entry notes are also used to associate timecard hours...
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  14. FLSA Changes and Tracking Salaried Worker Overtime

    On May 18, 2016, the Department of Labor announced an update to the Fair Labor Standard Act (FLSA). One major change requires employers to pay overtime for salaried employees earning less than $47,476 per year. This...
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  15. Limiting Total Employee Hours Worked

    Virtual TimeClock 16 adds a powerful new shift rule that allows you to limit the maximum hours an employee may work per week, pay period, or month. Configuring this rule will prevent a worker from...
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  16. Missed Clock Outs are Hassle Free in Virtual TimeClock 16

    When a worker forgets to clock out it usually means a hassle and extra work has been created for both the user and the time clock manager. A fantastic new suite of features in Virtual...
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  17. Expanded Shift Rules in Virtual TimeClock 16

    Virtual TimeClocks shift rules have proven popular because they help eliminate unwanted overtime by controlling the start and stop time for a worker’s shift. In fact, many customers have requested additional options to help them...
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  18. Virtual TimeClock 16 Makes Life Easier for Administrators

    We had busy business owners and time clock managers in mind when we streamlined and simplified a number of common administrative tasks in Virtual TimeClock 16.  Use of the Start and Stop functions is now...
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  19. How to Upgrade Virtual TimeClock

    Upgrading Virtual TimeClock to version 16 is quick and easy (see what's new in version 16 here). A user with average computer skills can complete an upgrade of Virtual TimeClock Basic or Pro in about 10 minutes. Virtual TimeClock Network Edition users...
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  20. Group Shift Assignments in Virtual TimeClock 16

    If you have multiple shifts and variable worker schedules, Virtual TimeClock 16 has an easy-to-use group based shifts feature that provides a powerful and flexible way to manage your time clock. Many businesses (especially in...
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  21. It’s Faster & Easier to Use Virtual TimeClock 16

    A group time clock with a long line of users is not uncommon in the workplace. That is why Virtual TimeClock Version 16 has made clocking in and out up to 50% faster for our...
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  22. Feature Highlight: Overtime

    An employee may be entitled to premium or overtime pay for a number of different reasons. State and federal laws mandate a number of employer overtime responsibilities. In addition, business policies and union contracts often...
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  23. Getting the Most Out of Virtual TimeClock Reports

    Most Virtual TimeClock users are familiar with the TimeCard Detail report, since it’s the default report used for user timecards. However, Virtual TimeClock Pro and Network Editions have over a dozen other reports for viewing...
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  24. Customizing Reports in Virtual TimeClock

    Virtual TimeClock Pro has a powerful, easy-to-use Report Writer. You’ll find over a dozen built-in reports, each offering a different way to view your time clock data. The Report Writer allows you to quickly modify...
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  25. Customizing the Time Card Signature Text

    There are a number of reasons to have employees manually sign their timecards at the end of each pay period. The requirements for proper acknowledgement vary widely by state and industry. In some cases, only...
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