Time rounding is a very important setting that impacts how your employee hours are totaled and displayed on reports. Being able to round start and stop times gives employees a grace period to clock in or out without a few minutes of overtime adding up.
Note: If you're interested in learning about the other time settings in the time clock, review our overtime of time settings in Virtual TimeClock Knowledge Base article.
Virtual TimeClock always records and displays the exact start and stop times that employees clock in or out no matter what time rounding setting is chosen. Virtual TimeClock allows you to round start and stop times to the nearest minute, tenth or quarter hour, but no matter which option is selected, the times users clock in or out will remain the same on reports. The rounding option you choose is crucial for totaling hours, so choose the rounding rule carefully.
To access time rounding settings:
Rounding Start and Stop Times in Virtual TimeClock
The U.S. (and many other countries) allow employers to track employee time to the nearest minute, tenth, or quarter hour. To follow this regulation the rounding must be impartial, which is exactly how every edition of Virtual TimeClock functions.
Virtual TimeClock will always record and display the exact times employees clock in or out on reports and in the Entry Editor window. It's important to understand that rounding is applied to an employee’s start and stop times, not the total hours for the day.
Below are the options for rounding hours in Virtual TimeClock:
Below is an example of an unrounded time card: