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  1. Allow Users to Enter Time Off

    Some businesses allow employees to add their own leave entries like vacation or sick time. Although this feature is turned off by default so only managers and time clock administrators can enter time off, it's...
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  2. 14R1.1 Maintenance Update

    We've posted a 14R1.1 maintenance update that fixes an issue that was causing shift clock in restrictions to use the actual time rather than the shift start time for early clock ins, and shift clock...
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  3. Are You Missing Days?

    If you run employee timecards and the days of the week seem to be missing, it's probably because you've enabled a new time setting for including hours worked past midnight with the prior day totals...
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  4. Is Your Time Clock Slowing Down?

    There's a setting within Virtual TimeClock that causes the time to be polled from a random selection of government, military, and educational sources rather than a local computer clock. We've had some recent reports of...
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  5. End of Period Procedures

    Most businesses follow the following steps to prepare employee hours for payroll processing and start a new payroll period. Step 1: Review Employee Timecards The Timecard Detail report allows you to quickly review the total...
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  6. Setting Up California Overtime

    California has some very interesting overtime provisions that go beyond those required by the FLSA (Fair Labor Standards Act). Nonexempt employees that work more than 8 hours in any workday or more than 40 hours...
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  7. QuickBooks® Import Dropping WC Codes

    Virtual TimeClock allows you to export a file of employee hours for easy import into QuickBooks®1. Apparently, QuickBooks® will not automatically populate the workers compensation codes on an import, but it will on a manual...
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  8. Tracking Rooms & Equipment

    The time clock In/Out Board is a great tool for knowing exactly where your employees are and what they're working on. But it's also a great way to instantly know what conference rooms are available...
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  9. Auto Start Your Mac Time Clock

    Did you know you can have programs you use often automatically start when you login to your Mac? It's easy to do, and especially convenient for programs you use everyday, like the time clock. If Virtual...
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  10. Terminating Employees

    There are many operational issues involved in the termination of an employee. Whether it was voluntary or not, this can be an emotional or even volatile event. It's easy to forget things amidst all the final...
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  11. PIN Password Ideas

    Using a unique time clock PIN for each employee is a great alternative for businesses trying to prevent buddy punching but not wanting the added expense, maintenance, and unreliability of a biometric solution. We often...
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  12. Dynamic vs. Static Schedules

    The schedules & shifts feature allows you to assign clock in and out rules for each employee working a static weekly schedule. This allows you to prevent people from clocking in early and clocking out...
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  13. Year-End Leave Carryover

    There seems to be no shortage of things to worry about at the end of the year. And if your employee benefits are based on the calendar year, nothing seems to concern staff more than...
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  14. QuickBooks® Payroll Items

    Virtual TimeClock will export a specially formatted time clock file that allows you to import employee hours into the QuickBooks®1 timesheet for payroll. This makes it super easy to process payroll because you don't have...
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  15. Hiding the In/Out Board

    There are times when the time clock in/out board may not be the desired method for your employees to clock in and out. For example, if you're using a group time clock, then you may...
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  16. TimeClock Clients Can't Connect

    If you can't connect to the Virtual TimeClock Server, it's likely due to one or more of the following issues: The Virtual TimeClock Server is not installed or not running. Launch Virtual TimeClock Server and...
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  17. Out of Licenses Message

    If you receive an 'Out of licenses' message when connecting your time clock client, it's probably because you've got a new computer or you tried to move your time clock client to a different computer. Virtual...
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  18. Version 5 Time Clock Upgrade

    We still occasionally have customers upgrading from version 5 of Virtual TimeClock. If that's you, then you'll need to download the separate version 5 time clock data converter from the website. It takes about 30...
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  19. Time Clock Departments

    Virtual TimeClock makes it easy to assign users to departments so you can generate reports with departmental totals for hours and wages. In fact, your time clock program already has built-in reports that separate hours...
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  20. Importing New Time Clock Employees

    ​You can import your new users into your employee time clock software by either creating a comma separated value (CSV) text file or exporting your employee list from QuickBooks®1. Let's talk about importing a CSV...
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  21. Tracking Labor Costs at Different Locations

    Do you use a time clock at different stores or office locations? Do you need to keep track of how much time employees spend at each of your locations? If the answer to either of...
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  22. How to Import QuickBooks® Time Clock Users

    Rather than having to maintain two separate entry points when you hire new employees, Virtual TimeClock allows you to import QuickBooks®1 time clock users. This means you only have to enter the new employee information...
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  23. Does Your Time Clock Admin Need to Punch In and Out?

    When you first create your time clock software company database, you're also required to create an administrative user account. This time clock administrator account is not automatically added to the time clock list for punching...
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  24. Tracking HR Compliance and Employee Discipline

    Employee time clock software is a great way to keep track of your employee HR compliance and discipline issues. You can centralize just about any kind of employee related information. This includes things like wage...
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  25. Time Clock for Second Location

    Growth is a good thing, especially if it means your business is expanding. Virtual Time Clock is flexible enough to grow with your business. I often talk to business owners who are opening a second...
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