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Time Card Setup

In Time Card Setup, define pay periods, set up rules for overtime or differential hours, set default time card options, and enter ADP company codes. Pay periods must exist for the current date in order for employees to use the Time Clock.

See also: Webinar: Time Cards

In the main menu, click Setup, Manage, Time Cards. The current pay period will be highlighted.

Pay periods cannot be created that overlap existing pay periods. A warning message will appear and the pay period must be fixed before continuing.

Automatically Generate Pay Periods
Pay periods can be automatically generated based on a start date and interval.

  1. Click Generate Many.

  1. Select the Start Date for the first pay period that will be generated. The default is today's date unless a pay period already exists for today. In that case, the start date will default to one day after the last pay period's end date. 
  2. Choose the pay period interval (how long the pay periods will last).
    Weekly: Pay periods will last 7 days.
    Bi-Weekly: Pay periods will last 14 days.
    Monthly (default): Pay periods will last one month.
    The # Pay Periods to Generate indicates the number of pay periods that will be generated. It defaults to the number of pay periods in one year based on the interval. Modify if needed.
  3. Select the method of determining Paycheck Dates (the day the employees will be paid). There are two options.

    # Days After Pay Period:
    Set the paycheck date to a specific number of days after the end date. You can opt to exclude Saturday or Sunday as a paycheck date option. Check the Exclude Weekends box, then select Pay Before or Pay After. Pay Before will set the paycheck date to the Friday before the weekend; Pay After will set the paycheck date to the Monday after the weekend.

    Day of Week: To enable this option, enter 0 for # Days After Pay Period. Click the dropdown to select a day of week. The paycheck date will be the first instance of the day after the end date (e.g. the first Tuesday, Monday, etc. after the end date).

    In the screenshot above, employees will be paid five days after the pay period end date, as long as it doesn't fall on a weekend. If it does, employees will be paid on the Friday before.

  4. Click Generate to fill the Pay Periods grid.
  5. Click OK to save the generated pay periods.

Manually Add Pay Periods
Pay periods can be added one at a time.

  1. Click Add One under the Pay Periods grid.

  1. Enter the start, end, and paycheck dates for the pay period. The dates will automatically populate, but you can edit as needed. 
    • If this is the first pay period, today's date is the default. Otherwise the start date defaults to one day after the last pay period's end date. 
    • The end date defaults to 14 days from the start date.
    • The paycheck date defaults to 4 days after the end date.
  2. Click OK to add the pay period.

Delete Pay Periods
Pay periods can be deleted in bulk or one at a time.

  • Pay periods that start before today's date cannot be deleted from the Time Card Setup window. Instead, double click the pay period to open the Edit Pay Period window, then delete it.
  • The last pay period that has a clock event associated to it cannot be deleted.

Delete One Pay Period
There are two ways to delete a single pay period.

  1. In the Time Card Setup window, click a pay period. Click Delete Selected. Click OK to confirm.
  2. Double click a pay period to open the Edit Pay Period window. Click Delete.

Delete Multiple Pay Periods

  1. In the Time Card Setup window, click and drag to select multiple pay periods.
  2. Click Delete Selected.
  3. Click OK to confirm.

Time Card Rules
Automated time card rules are used for overtime and differential hours in an employee time card. For example, the most common rule calculates overtime for all employees who work more than 8 hours a day. Rules can apply to all or individual employees.

  1. Click Add under the Rules grid or double click a rule to edit.

  1. Enter overtime or differential rule information.

    • To enter an overtime rule: For 'Overtime if over Hours Per Day' enter the number of hours an employee can work per day before overtime is calculated.
    • To enter a differential rule: Enter the time that will be used to determine differential hours. These fields are in 24 hour format.
      Before Time of Day: Hours worked before this time will be marked differential. Enter a time, or click 6AM to insert 6:00 AM.
      After Time of Day: Hours worked after this time will be marked differential. Enter a time, or click 5PM to insert 5:00 PM (or 17:00).
    • Is Overtime Exempt: Mark employee as exempt from overtime calculations.
  2. Select the Employee(s) this rule will apply to (all or a specific employee). Each employee can only have one of each rule type that applies to them (one overtime rule and one AM/PM differential rule). If multiple rules of the same type apply to an employee, you will receive errors when calculating.

To apply a rule, run daily calculations at the end of a pay period. See Time Card Manage.

Other Options
The following settings determine time format, calculation defaults, ADP company code, and hiding pay periods.

Hide pay periods older than 6 months: Determines what pay periods show in the Pay Periods grid. This box is checked by default.

  • Check this box to hide all pay periods that are older than six months from today's date, based on the pay period's start date.
  • Uncheck to show all pay periods regardless of age.

Use decimal format rather than colon format: Determines the format of the time in the Time Card. Regardless of the option chosen, total regular and overtime hours are displayed in both colon and decimal format. 

  • Check this box to display total, daily and weekly times as a decimal.
  • Uncheck this box to display the totals in colon format.

Colon format in hours:minutes (e.g. 2:30) equals decimal format of 2.5. To convert back and forth, divide or multiply the last number by 60. 30/60=.5, or .5*60=30. This works for seconds as well as minutes.

Rounding totals: Seconds are not shown in the grid, but are included in the math. A time card that displays minutes rather than decimals may show a total that is greater than if you added together all the times.

Calc Daily button makes adjustments if breaks over 30 minutes: Determines how break time that exceeds 30 minutes is handled when Daily totals are calculated.

  • Check this box to subtract excess time from the time card using an adjustment if a break exceeds 30 minutes. Excess time will be unpaid.
  • Uncheck to include all break time, regardless of length, as paid time in the time card.

Use seconds on time card when using colon format: Unchecked by default. Check this box to display seconds on employee time cards (e.g. 12:04:11). If unchecked, time cards will only display hours and minutes (12:04). This is useful when precise calculation of employee hours is necessary.

ADP Company Code: If using ADP for payroll, enter your practice's company code as supplied by ADP. This code will show when you click Export ADP in Time Card Manage.


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