Time & Attendance Articles

  1. Exempt vs Non-Exempt Employees

    All employees in the US fall into one of two categories: exempt or non-exempt. These terms can be a bit confusing for many folks, so in this brief article we'll explain exempt vs non-exempt status...
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  2. Semimonthly vs Biweekly Payroll

    Two of the most common payroll cycles are semimonthly and biweekly. While these two options are very similar, the difference lies in the number of times employees are paid in a year. Semimonthly payroll pays employees...
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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. What is Quarter Hour Rounding?

    One of the questions we hear with some regularity involves time rounding. Time rounding can be a confusing topic for many people, so in this article we'll explain what rounding is, how it can be...
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  6. How Does Tenth Hour Rounding Work?

    Have you ever wondered how tenth hour rounding works on a time clock? Time rounding can be a confusing topic, so in this article we'll explore what time rounding is, why employers would use rounding...
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  7. Keeping Historical Timecard Records

    Have you ever wondered how long Virtual TimeClock stores your employee timecard records? The US Department of Labor requires that employers store timecard data for audit purposes. In this short blog we'll cover what you...
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  8. Complying with Sick Leave, Overtime & Lunch Laws

    A growing number of states and cities are creating new labor laws affecting employers and their workers. States with sick leave, overtime, or lunch laws include Arizona, California, Connecticut, Massachusetts, Oregon, Vermont, and Washington. Virtual TimeClock can help employers stay compliant...
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  9. Salaried Workers & Virtual TimeClock

    Unlike many time clock solutions, Virtual TimeClock allows you to easily track regular and overtime hours for both salaried and hourly workers. While time clocks are typically viewed as only useful for hourly employees, there are...
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  10. Virtual TimeClock, Biometrics & Buddy Punching

    Introduction to Biometrics Biometric authentication has rapidly become more integrated into phones, banking applications and automobiles. This form of authentication relies on unique attributes of the user to verify their identity instead of an access...
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  11. Calculating Time Through History

    Measuring time has always been an important endeavor throughout human history. The first sundials relied on shadows to estimate the hour of the day, but they were not effective in cloudy weather or at night,...
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  12. Industry Review: Child Care

    If you saw the recent State of the Union speech delivered by President Obama, you heard him highlight the need for quality child care in today’s economy. The president identified this as a major need...
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  13. Industry Review: Physical Therapy

    The value of a good physical therapy office is immeasurable for those seeking to get their life and limbs back in full swing. With growth expectations of 36% by 2022, the sky is the limit...
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  14. 3 Reasons Your Church Needs Time and Attendance Software

    Most businesses are looking for a time and attendance solution in order to hold employees accountable for their actual hours worked. We like to say that the time clock keeps honest people honest. Most employees...
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  15. Customizing Employee Time Cards

    At the heart of all employee time clock software programs is the ability to access employee time and attendance information for payroll, labor costing, and even client billing. If gathering the information you need to...
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  16. Managing Labor Costs With Employee Time Clock Software

    In a tough economy many business owners are asking themselves a common question: How can I better manage my labor costs? It's pretty obvious to see how employee time clock software simplifies payroll and provides...
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  17. 3 Ways To Keep Your Time Clock Software Secure

    Virtual TimeClock instantly, accurately, and impartially records every employee start and stop time. This means the time clock program interacts directly with your computer's operating system clock by utilizing the time and date control functions...
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  18. Auditing Employee Timecards

    I've always wanted to be a Private Investigator. I find it exciting to think about discovering clues, finding the next piece to the puzzle, and following the trail to figure out ‘Whodunit’. We are constantly...
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  19. Does Your School Need Time Clock Software?

    Private businesses primarily use employee time clock software to keep track of regular and overtime hours worked for payroll purposes. But time clock software isn't limited to just private business. Non-profit organizations, governmental agencies, and...
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  20. Are Your Employee Time Cards Accurate? (The Riddle Of The Missing Dollar)

    Time clock software programs are designed to accurately and impartially record employee hours and display those hours clearly and automatically for any given payroll period. There are few things more disconcerting to new time clock...
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  21. Using Virtual TimeClock Over The Internet

    Did you know that you can use Virtual TimeClock software on the web? With Virtual TimeClock's remote connectivity, there's no need to rush to the office early or stay late just to review time cards...
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  22. History Of Time And Attendance Systems

    The Industrial Revolution The Industrial Revolution brought major changes to the economies of Europe and the United States. New technological advances in the early 1800s ushered in sweeping changes for both manufacturing and transportation. Traditional...
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  23. Do Your Salaried Employees Need A Time Clock?

    If you've used clock in software for any length of time, I'm sure you've noticed it has many other valuable uses besides making the payroll process more efficient and holding hourly employees accountable for their...
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  24. Time Clock System Reviews - 4 Pitfalls To Avoid

    Reading product reviews is helpful when researching something new. If you are looking for a new pair of running shoes, you can appreciate the honest feedback from other consumers about things like comfort and fit....
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  25. How To Get Started Using Employee Time Clock Software

    There are many reasons businesses choose to begin using employee time clock software. The two most common are to make the payroll process more efficient and to hold employees accountable for their time and attendance....
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