Time & Attendance – Better Than Ever

November 9, 2016

Category: Zenefits, Time

After speaking with hundreds of small business owners around the country, we’ve learned how often people resign themselves to using manual, outdated systems for time-tracking.  Usually this results in a struggle to stay organized, piles of paperwork and time cards, and manual data entry across a bunch of systems.  This type of manual work is obviously time consuming, but the worst part is it can lead to mistakes in employee paychecks

But this doesn’t have to be the case! Zenefits Time & Attendance is a true all-in-one system that tackles the burden of tracking time for your non-exempt employees. And we’re thrilled to announce that our Time & Attendance app has been dramatically refined, making it even easier for you and your employees to log and approve hours.

Here’s a quick overview of all the improvements we packed into the latest version of Time & Attendance:

Project Codes

Now admins can create custom project codes to track hours based on specific jobs or projects an employee is working on. Click here to learn how to set up project codes for your company.


Meal Break Flags

Because we recognize how important compliance is to our customers, we now allow admins to easily create custom rules for when to flag employees for missing a meal break. Click here to learn how to set up meal break flags for your company.


New Web Clock In/Out Experience

Employees assigned to the Web TimeKeeper reporting method can clock in and out from Time & Attendance, directly from the Overview page.


Mobile Clock In/Out

Employees assigned to the Web TimeKeeper reporting method can also clock in and out from the Zenefits Mobile App, which is available for iOS and Android devices.  When they open the app, they’ll see a Time Clock option in the bottom menu.  


New Self-Reporting Experience (with Auto-Save)

Employees assigned to Self-Reporting by Hours or Self-Reporting by Exact Times will now see a streamlined interface for entering their time.  In the event that project codes have been enabled, they’ll be able to select the appropriate code from a dropdown.  They’ll also enjoy at-a-glance access to total hours, pay period timeline, and issues.  What’s more, any time they enter will automatically save, meaning fewer mistakes and no lost hours.

Self-Report by Exact Times


New Overview Page for Admins

Get insight into all aspects of your employees’ hours from a single place.  See who’s clocked in and out, and view a snapshot of hours worked each pay period.


New Timesheet View for Admins and Approvers

Drill down into the details of hours for each pay period, and quickly toggle between employees, or even between pay periods.  View a pay period timeline with key deadlines, and get quick insight into total hours, overtime, PTO, issues, and missed meal breaks.  Any corrections made by admins and approvers are clearly displayed for recordkeeping and transparency.


Coming Soon: Support for Salaried Non-Exempt Employees

We understand that ensuring your company’s compliance with complex and changing laws, such as the FLSA, can be overwhelming.  That’s why we’re actively working to support time-tracking for salaried non-exempt employees.  This feature will be launched in advance of December 1, 2016, which is when the new FLSA overtime law takes effect.

The upgraded version of our Time & Attendance dramatically simplifies time-tracking for small businesses, so you can free up time for what really matters. Setup takes a matter of minutes, and there are no clunky machines or software to install or maintain. To learn more about the benefits of Time & Attendance, click here.

Time & Attendance is affordably priced at just $5 per month, for each employee you wish to track. To get started with Time & Attendance today, click here.   


Stefanie is a Product Marketing Manager at Zenefits, helping to inform and educate business owners and HR professionals about the myriad benefits of Zenefits. She was an attorney in a former life and is thrilled to have transitioned into a career where the default uniform is a hooded sweatshirt and jeans.

Category: Zenefits, Time

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