Virtual TimeClock Support Blog

Clocking In Before Payroll Period Is Closed

February 28, 2013

I had an interesting call from a new customer the other day. He was worried because they hadn't closed the payroll period yet but employees were already clocking in under the new period. I told him not to worry because the time clock software was smart enough to know what period the punch times belonged in.

Remember that closing payroll periods performs two important functions. First, it totals and saves hours and overtime for all workers using the current payroll settings. This is important because wages, overtime, and time deduction rules may have changed. Secondly, closing the period advances the 'Current Period' to the new period dates based on your payroll frequency.

If you've never closed a payroll period, verify your payroll period settings in the Configure window.

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