Keeping track of the time employees spend on specific projects can help a manager determine the value of a given task and narrow down the effective use of an employee’s time. The following are some of the ways project tracking can do this.
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Monitoring estimated payroll throughout the pay period is important to many small business owners. Seeing that your employees are working the hours required to get the job done is essential for peace of mind. You can do this and more with Timesheets.com!
There are several other situations in which employers must closely monitor accumulated hours:
As with any new routine, employees may find it difficult to remember to clock in and out. They may even rebel against it for a while. Thankfully, time will usually solve the problem but here are some tips to facilitate this process.
Our new software update includes the following features and additions:
- A new maximum value to all accruals. This setting allows you to specify, for example, the max sick time anyone is allowed to accrue.
- New permissions for supervisors. Further limit or extend individual control of supervisors.
- Ability to merge accounting codes. Now you can merge accounting codes just like projects. Some of you may have noticed that you can also limit accounting codes by Hourly/Project/Expense now.
- Inactive employees have been moved to the Directory.
- Ability to customize the website to your own private brand colors and logo.
We get calls all the time from our customers who want help setting up “custom” overtime rules. I have heard a gamut of creative “overtime policies” and, while having secondary or even tertiary pay rates is great employee incentive, employers must understand that there are Federal laws governing overtime.
The Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) has no requirement for double time pay (see statement), but the California Department of Industrial Relations does, and the state laws trump the Federal laws when it comes to additional protections for workers.
On the wall of every small businesses hung anywhere from two to ten 8×11 time sheets, documenting the hours the crew put in for the week. The time may have been rounded and some entries missing all together. The process was wasteful and inefficient.