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Can an Employer Legally Reduce Your Pay
Can an Employer Legally Reduce Your Pay?
July 19, 2024 by Herb Woerpel
Understanding wage reductions: Legal framework, impact on morale, and employee rights
How Do I Calculate My Salary Per Hour
How Do I Calculate My Salary Per Hour?
July 14, 2024 by Herb Woerpel
Master your paycheck: a step-by-step guide to calculating hourly wages
importance of attendance at work
Attendance Is the Gateway to Professional Success
July 05, 2024 by Herb Woerpel
Discover how consistent attendance drives professional success and workplace efficiency
Overtime Tax Rates
Overtime Tax Rates and the Realities of Overtime Pay
July 01, 2024 by Herb Woerpel
Explore the complexities of overtime pay, tax rates, and rising living costs. Learn about regulations, calculations, and effective time tracking for accurate payroll.
Part Time vs Full Time Employment
Part-Time vs. Full-Time Employment: Laws, Trends, and Benefits
June 22, 2024 by Herb Woerpel
Full-Time vs. Part-Time Employment: Key Definitions, Trends, and Legal Considerations
Second Shift
Successfully Swinging Your Team into Second Shift
June 14, 2024 by Herb Woerpel
Swing Shifts: History, Pros & Cons, and Streamlining with OnTheClock
Compensation Package
Attract Top Talent with a Robust Compensation Package (+Template)
June 07, 2024 by Herb Woerpel
Boost employee attraction and retention with a comprehensive compensation plan
Excessive Absenteeism
Effective Strategies to Curb Excessive Absenteeism in the Workplace
May 31, 2024 by Herb Woerpel
Practical tips designed to ensure employees show up on time, every time.
why is time tracking in organizations important
How Time Tracking Can Help You Maximize Your Greatest Asset
May 24, 2024 by Herb Woerpel
Learn how time tracking maximizes your greatest asset: time. Boost productivity, accountability, and efficiency with OnTheClock. Start managing time better today.
Attendance Policy
Swap Absenteeism for Productivity with a Bulletproof Attendance Policy
May 17, 2024 by
Discover how an effective attendance policy, supported by time tracking software, enhances productivity, accountability, and company culture. Find templates and tips inside.
Ohio Laser & Wellness Center
OnTheClock: A Time-Honored Tradition for Ohio Laser & Wellness Center
May 16, 2024 by Herb Woerpel
Ohio Laser & Wellness Center thrives with OnTheClock's time tracking solution. Streamlined payroll, simplified PTO management, and reliable, accessible timecards ensure smooth operations.
OnTheClock 20 YAnniversary
OnTheClock Celebrates 20 Years in Business
May 15, 2024 by Herb Woerpel
OnTheClock 20th Anniversary
Adjusts Overtime Threshold for Salaried Workers
Federal Government Adjusts Overtime Threshold for Salaried Workers
May 12, 2024 by Herb Woerpel
Starting July 1, 2024, U.S. salaried workers earning under $43,888 qualify for overtime, expanding protections and ensuring fair compensation.
Workforce Management
Workforce Management: Building and Bolstering Productivity
May 03, 2024 by Herb Woerpel
Solutions-focused strategies: Optimizing workforce management for operational excellence
Holiday Pay
Mastering Holiday Pay: Essential Insights for Employers and Employees
April 26, 2024 by Herb Woerpel
Holiday Pay: A Comprehensive Guide for Employers and Employees
Retroactive Pay
Retroactive Pay: Understanding, Implementing, and Mitigating its Impact
April 20, 2024 by Herb Woerpel
Mastering Retroactive Pay: A Comprehensive Guide to Understanding, Calculating, and Managing Compensation Adjustments
What Is First Shift
The Daytime Dominator: Why First Shift Reigns Supreme
April 12, 2024 by Herb Woerpel
First Shift: The Backbone of the Workday (Benefits, Drawbacks & How to Thrive)
Gross Pay
Crack the Payroll Code: Your Essential Guide to Gross Pay and Tax Deductions
April 05, 2024 by Herb Woerpel
Using Software to Solve the Mysteries of Gross Pay
Time Theft
From Buddy Punching to Extended Breaks: How to Combat Workplace Time Theft
March 29, 2024 by Herb Worpel
Uncover the hidden impact of workplace time theft—from buddy punching to extended breaks—and learn proactive strategies to prevent it, boosting productivity and profits.
Payment in Arrears Guide
Payment in Arrears: What Does It Mean and How It Affects Your Business?
March 22, 2024 by Herb Woerpel
Discover how payment in arrears shapes businesses, from payroll to project payments. Learn its meaning, workings, pros, and cons in this comprehensive guide.
no call now show
No Call, No Show: How to Handle Them and Create Your Own Policy
March 15, 2024 by Herb Woerpel
Discover how to manage "no call, no show" scenarios and develop effective policies. This guide offers strategies for a communicative, reliable workplace.
Rotating Shift?
What Is a Rotating Shift?
February 21, 2024 by Herb Woerpel
Discover the flexibility of rotating shifts: alternating work periods for 24/7 operations, promoting work-life balance and coverage. Ideal for healthcare, manufacturing, and more.
What is a Bundy Clock
What Is a Bundy Clock, and Is This Traditional Punch Clock Still Relevant Today?
February 16, 2024 by Herb Woerpel
Discover the history, exploring their evolution from mechanical to digital time tracking solutions.
The Seven-Minute Rule
Punch Rounding: The Seven-Minute Rule Explained
February 09, 2024 by Herb Woerpel
Navigating the Pros and Cons of the Seven-Minute Rule in Payroll and Attendance Management
4/10 Work Schedules, Explained
The Top 10 Time Tracking Software for Small Businesses in 2024
February 02, 2024 by Herb Woerpel
Time mastery for small businesses: Compiling the top 10 time tracking solutions in 2024
working hours in a year
How Many Hours Do You Work in a Year?
January 26, 2024 by Herb Woerpel
Discover how to calculate your annual work hours accurately and effortlessly.
How time tracking works
Decoding Efficiency: Understanding How Time Tracking Software Works
January 19, 2024 by Herb Woerpel
Unveiling the power of precision: Delving into the components, benefits, and advantages of modern-day time tracking
Type of Time Clocks
Selecting the Best Type of Time Clock for Your Business
January 12, 2024 by Herb Woerpel
Choose a time clock that best fits your company’s needs based on function, fluidity, and flexibility.
Time Tracking Resolutions for the New Year
6 Time Tracking Resolutions for the New Year
January 05, 2024 by Herb Woerpel
Kickstart the New Year with time tracking resolutions using OnTheClock: Boost productivity, streamline operations, and optimize payroll with intuitive time tracking solutions.
What’s Time Tracking
What Is Time Tracking?
December 27, 2023 by OTC Team
Learn what is time tracking, its benefits for businesses, and how it improves employee efficiency and project management.
Benefits of Time Tracking
13 Benefits of Time Tracking Software in 2024
December 16, 2023 by
Explore benefits of time tracking: Boost productivity, streamline projects, and optimize costs, enhancing business and personal efficiency.
4/10 Work Schedules, Explained
Employee Time Tracking: The Complete Guide
December 08, 2023 by
Discover easy employee time tracking methods for your business. Learn how to accurately track work hours with our simple guide, perfect for managing time better.
4/10 Work Schedules, Explained
PTO vs. Sick Time: What Employers and Employees Must Know
November 29, 2023 by
Understanding the differences between Paid Time Off and Sick Leave.
Calculate Paid Vacation
How to Calculate Paid Vacation for Hourly Employees
November 29, 2023 by
Learn to calculate paid vacation for hourly employees with ease. Explore methods, legal compliance, and efficient tracking. Ideal for small businesses.
4/10 Work Schedules, Explained
What Is a Pay Stub: A Complete Overview for Employers
November 17, 2023 by
A Must-Read for Employers and Employees. Learn about pay stub components, legalities, and common mistakes to avoid.
DYI Payroll
How to Do Payroll Yourself in 2024 Like A Pro
October 27, 2023 by
Step-by-step guide to handling payroll yourself in 2024. Discover expert tips, best practices, and tools to manage your payroll like a true professional.
Buddy Punching
Buddy Punching: Why It Happens & How to Prevent It
October 20, 2023 by OTC Team
Explore the reasons behind buddy punching in the workplace and discover effective strategies to prevent this fraudulent time-keeping behavior.
How to Monitor Employees Working from Home
How to Monitor Employees Working from Home Like a Pro
September 15, 2023 by
Discover how to monitor remote workers effectively, understand the challenges, and find the best tools for enhanced productivity.
How much PTO is normal?
How much PTO is normal? - Ask a Small Business Owner
August 29, 2023 by Dean Mathews
Need a new PTO policy? Spoiler alert: there’s no one-size-fits-all solution. Here’s what you need to know, based on this CEO’s experience.
Mandatory Overtime
Mandatory Overtime: What It Is, and How to avoid it
July 23, 2023 by
Navigate the world of mandatory overtime with us! We'll explore its impact, legal aspects, your rights as an employee, and the responsibilities of employers. Let's simplify the complex together!
How to Make an Excel Time Sheet Like a Pro
How to Make an Excel Time Sheet Like a Pro
July 12, 2023 by OnTHeClock
Our step-by-step guide on creating Excel time sheets, including a formula for weekly overtime.
Everything You Need to Know About PTO
Everything You Need to Know About PTO
July 03, 2023 by OnTheClock Team
Whether it's "paid" or "personal," time off is more than just a perk.
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What is a time card?
June 22, 2023 by
Sometimes called a “timesheet,” time cards record working hours. Here’s everything you need to know about using this time tracking method at your workplace.
Late timesheets?
Late Time Sheets? Here’s What to Do.
June 19, 2023 by
Does a late time sheet = late pay? The short answer is no. But late or missing timesheets can spell trouble for the offending employee (and their payroll department). Here’s what you need to know.
How to Write a Time Tracking Policy
How To Write a Time Tracking Policy
May 26, 2023 by
Want to keep time on your side? Then you need a clearly defined time tracking policy. Here’s the quick rundown on how (and why) to create timesheet guidelines.
How to Fill Out Timesheets
How to Fill Out Time Sheets Like a Pro
May 11, 2023 by
This step-by-step guide will walk you through time sheets, from start to finish.
Creating Work Schedules
9 Best Practices for Creating Work Schedules (+ work schedule templates)
May 05, 2023 by
Create a win-win strategy for scheduling your employees. Plus: 5 sleek free templates for work schedules.
How to correct a payroll overpayment
How To Correct a Payroll Overpayment
April 28, 2023 by
Accidentally overpay an employee? Here’s everything you need to know about navigating this risky situation.
15 Research-Backed Facts
Workplace Statistics: 15 Research-Backed Facts
April 26, 2023 by
Has the shift to remote-first workplaces killed employee output? Read the ultimate guide to workplace productivity, based on the latest research.
Best Team Management Apps
The 15 Best Team Management Apps in 2024
April 11, 2023 by
Our top picks for effective team management apps to boost productivity, streamline workflow, and facilitate real-time collaboration.
Does PTO count towards overtime?
Does PTO Count Toward Overtime?
April 03, 2023 by
The short answer: No. The Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) does not require PTO to be counted toward weekly overtime. Here’s why
4/10 Work Schedules, Explained
4/10 Work Schedule: Definition, Pros & Cons (+Examples)
March 24, 2023 by
With 4/10 schedules, employees work 10-hour days for 4 days a week. It’s one of the most common flexible work arrangements — and could replace the traditional 5-day workweek.
Alternative Work Schedules
Alternative Work Schedules: A Quick Guide
March 17, 2023 by
Working nine to five just isn’t for everyone — that’s why alternative work schedules are gaining popularity. In this guide, we’ll tell you everything you need to know about alternative workweeks, from compressed scheduling to flextime.
Compressed Work Schedules: A Quick Guide
March 10, 2023 by
Should you work a compressed workweek? A compressed work schedule consists of 35-40 hours worked in less than 5 workdays. It can boost productivity, but could also lead to burnout. Here’s everything you need to know about compressing your work week (with work schedule examples).
Time Blocking
Guide to Time Blocking: What it is, Why it Works, and How to Use it
January 27, 2023 by
Learn how to increase productivity and achieve your goals with our comprehensive guide to time blocking. Discover the benefits and best practices for scheduling your day and maximizing your time.
communication styles
Communication Styles in the Workplace
January 20, 2023 by Edgardo Ocampo
Master the art of workplace communication by understanding the four different styles. Learn how to recognize and effectively deal with them today!
Salary or Hourly Pay
Salary vs. Hourly Pay: Which One Is Right for Your Business?
December 21, 2022 by Edgardo Ocampo
Get the facts you need to make an informed decision about whether salary or hourly pay is best for your business.
write up at workg
How to Write Up an Employee
December 17, 2022 by Edgardo Ocampo
Writing up an employee can be difficult but necessary for managers, and it is crucial to learn how to do it effectively.
9/80 Work Schedule
The Guide to a 9/80 Work Schedule: What it Is, How it Works, and Best Practices
November 25, 2022 by Edgardo Ocampo
A 9/80 work schedule allows employees to work nine hours daily but spread their 80-hour two-week period across four days instead of the usual five.
Flex Time Guide
The Ultimate Guide to Flextime: What it is, types, benefits, and best practices
November 18, 2022 by Edgardo Ocampo
Flextime is a growing trend in the workplace. Find out what it is, the types of flextime, and the benefits of flextime in this comprehensive guide.
Travel Expenses
Everything You Need to Know About Travel Expenses
August 30, 2022 by Edgardo Ocampo
In this article, we'll discuss some of the most common travel expenses and how to save money on them. We'll also talk about some tax deductions that may be available to you. So read on to learn more!
How to Calculate Breaks for Working Hours
How to Calculate Breaks for Working Hours
May 31, 2022 by Tim Glendenning
Calculating breaks for an employee can be time consuming and challenging. Employee breaks are calculated based on time.
military time clock
What is Military Time, and Why Is it Used?
March 18, 2022 by Tim Glendenning
Military time begins at zero-hundred hours (0000) and ends at 2359 hours.
Doing Time Cards Manually
5 Things Learned in Studying How Long It Takes To Manually Calculate A Timecard
February 07, 2022 by Nicole Hullihen
It takes 5:16 to manually calculate a timecard and we also learned 5 things you should know.
Ways Time is Lost in The Workplace
5 Ways Time is Lost in The Workplace and How to Fix It
January 25, 2022 by Tim Glendenning
Time loss might seem like a severe problem for many business owners and managers. Yet, it’s a big issue in many companies.
What is Timecard Approval
What is Timecard Approval
November 18, 2021 by Tim Glendenning
Timecard approval is the process that allows employers and employees to sign off on time cards to ensure payroll is accurate.
Deal With a Lazy Employee
How to Politely Deal With a Lazy Employee at Work
September 17, 2021 by Tim Glendenning
Dealing with lazy employees can be challenging but it doesn't have to be. See how you can get the most from lazy employees and improve productivity.
Time clock software to track PTO
Why Time Tracking and Offering PTO is Important For Small Businesses
June 15, 2021 by Tim Glendenning
If you own a small business and wonder how offering PTO can make it more successful, you should read the article. You will learn the details about how time tracking is important for PTO benefits.
PTO Accrural
How to Calculate Paid Time Off (PTO) Accruals and Bank Balances
May 19, 2021 by OnTheClock Team
Calculating how much PTO an employee is accruing per hour worked, a percentage of hours worked, and per pay period.
Tracking hours worked in healthcare
Time Tracking and Scheduling for Medical and Health Care Employees
February 22, 2021 by Tim Glendenning
Ensure accurate time tracking for health care and medical employees with an online time tracking software. Great for medical offices, hospitals, hospice and in-home care. OnTheClock's time tracking and scheduling software can help.
Overscheduling Your Employees
How to Prevent Overscheduling Your Employees
February 11, 2021 by Tim Glendenning
Overscheduling employees can have unfortunate consequences to a small business. Shift scheduling software will improve your team's productivity.
Time tracking time clock for construction
Advantages of Tracking Hours in Construction
January 04, 2021 by Tim Glendenning
Time tracking for construction crews. Know who's working and from where with GPS tracking. Improve payroll.
Leap Year
How Does a Leap Year Affect Payroll
December 22, 2020 by Brynn Hadden
Every four years business owners are stuck in a situation with unbalanced payroll due and possible mistakes. Don't allow the leap year to ruin your payroll with these easy steps.
Time clock attendance tracking
The Best Way to Track Employee Attendance
November 19, 2020 by Tim Glendenning
Proper employee attendance can have a major impact on businesses and payroll.
Reduce Procrastination
How to Reduce Procrastination by Using Time Clock Software When Working Remotely
November 02, 2020 by Tim Glendenning
Tracking your time and understanding how your time is spent is important when preventing procrastination.
Calculating Employee Hours
Modern Solution to Calculating Employee Hours Worked in Today's Workplace
October 19, 2020 by Tim Glendenning
How to Know if Employees are Clocking In
How to Know if Employees Are Clocking In
October 01, 2020 by Tim Glendenning
Knowing when employees are clocked in and from where comes with many benefits for small businesses.
Employee survey time clock
Employee Health Screening Tool For Small Businesses
September 21, 2020 by Tim Glendenning
Providing a quick survey to your employees will help businesses grow, improve productivity, and allow employees to feel valued.
Tools for for Remote Team Management
5 Essential Technologies for Remote Team Management
September 09, 2020 by Tim Glendenning
Using time tracking software is a key factor for managing a remote team and staying on top of hours worked.
Tips to Improve the Workplace
6 Effective Time Management Recommendations to Improve the Workplace
August 03, 2020 by Tim Glendenning
As a manager, one of your tasks is to bring the best out of your team. You are responsible for how your team performs and you need to coach them or give them tools to achieve the same.
Pivot Tables for Quick Paid Time Off
Pivot Tables for Quick Paid Time Off (PTO) Summaries and Reports
May 06, 2020 by Nicole Hullihen
Quickly summarize, group, and filter sick, personal, vacation, paid time off (PTO) with Microsoft Excel Pivot Tables or Google Sheets
employee engagement time tracking
How to Boost Employee Engagement Using Time Tracking Tools
April 14, 2020 by Tim Glendenning
Time tracking software can unite your team and increase productivity. See the benefits from an employee time tracking system.
Irregular Schedule
How to Make an Irregular Schedule Appealing to Employees
April 08, 2020 by OnTheClock Team
Try these four easy steps when implementing an irregular employee schedule for a smooth transition.
Remote employee time tracking on mobile phone
Time Tracking Solution For Staffing Companies
March 17, 2020 by Tim Glendenning
OnTheClock provides a robust and diverse time tracking solution for staffing and temp agencies to properly track employee hours worked.
Employee GPS tracking map
How to Introduce Employees to GPS Tracking
February 27, 2020 by Tim Glendenning
Learn how to introduce GPS tracking to your employees with our step-by-step guide. Earn their trust and make the transition seamless.
How to Introduce time tracking to you employees
How to Introduce Time Tracking to Your Employees
February 19, 2020 by Tim Glendenning
Introducing time tracking to your employees shouldn’t be complex. Our guide will provide valuable information for when you introduce time tracking.
California Overtime Law
California Overtime Law
January 20, 2020 by Tim Glendenning
Overtime is to be paid to nonexempt employees who are 18 years of age or older. Employees who are 16 or 17 years old and not required by law to attend school are also eligible to receive overtime pay.
How to Successfully Lead and Manage a Team
Management Skills - How to Successfully Lead and Manage a Team
September 05, 2019 by Tim Glendenning
In order to be a good manager, you must have great leadership and management skills. These skills will surely put you on the fast track to being a successful manager.
Alternative time clock to Tsheets
An Alternative Time Clock Similar to TSheets
August 29, 2019 by Tim Glendenning
Looking for a more cost efficient way to track time, but still maintain great features and the latest technology in employee time tracking?
Time Management System for Employee Tracking
July 24, 2019 by Tim Glendenning
A time management system can help reduce payroll errors and increase revenue.
Keep Employees' Time Cards
How Long Should Employers Keep Employees' Time Cards and Payroll Records
June 13, 2019 by Tim Glendenning
All employers should keep payroll records for three years and obtain time card records for at least two years. This time frame is required by the Fair Labor Standards Act.
What is a Salaried Employee?
What is a Salaried Employee?
April 15, 2019 by OTC Team!
Salaried or exempt employee job descriptions must fall into certain categories in order to meet the duties test component of establishing if a salaried role is right for your employees.
How to Track Time for Exempt vs Nonexempt Employees
How to Track Time for Exempt vs Nonexempt Employees
February 27, 2019 by OTC Team
Understand the difference between exempt and nonexempt employees and how time tracking is different for each employee.
History Of Time Clocks
A Brief History Of Time Clocks
February 18, 2019 by Dean Mathews
Here we explore the roots of the employee time clock. From sundials to phone apps.
Time Tracking Best Practices
Top 20 Employee Time Tracking Best Practices
February 13, 2019 by OTC Team
Learn how employee time tracking can be seamless, easy and efficient. Improve work productivity and your company while making your employees happy.
Unlimited PTO
Everything you need to know about Unlimited PTO
February 06, 2019 by OnTheClock Team
As much paid time off as you want” isn’t the work/life balance solve you think. Here’s why
How to Set Up Pay Periods
How to Set Up Pay Periods to Work With Pay Dates
January 30, 2019 by Tim Glendenning
Grow your company by setting up pay periods to work with pay dates. Save money, pay employees on time, and reduce payroll expenses.
unused paid time off
How To Create A Paid Time Off Policy
December 13, 2018 by The OTC team and Alyssa Goulet
How to create a paid time off policy
pay Employees if There is bad Weather
Do Employers Have to pay Employees if There is bad Weather
November 19, 2018 by Tim Glendenning
Many business owners wonder if they have to pay their employees in the event of bad weather. The answer simply depends on the type of employees they have.
A Guide to Michigan Paid Sick Time Law
The Michigan Earned Sick Time Law Simplified
November 16, 2018 by The OTC Team
Understand the new paid sick law in the state of Michigan and how the use of an employee time clock will help you track these hours that are required by law.
Why You Should Track Time at Work
7 Reasons Why You Should Track Time at Work
October 02, 2018 by Tim Glendenning
Increase payroll accuracy, abide by Department of Labor laws, and tracking paid time off are just a few reasons why you should track time at work.
Track employees' time for nonprofits and churches
Employee Time Tracking For Nonprofits
October 01, 2018 by The OTC Team!
Nonprofits and Churches are still required by law to track employees’ hours worked. We offer huge discounts and free accounts for these organizations.
Employee Engagement Stats New
The 2018 Concise Guide To Employee Engagement Statistics
August 29, 2018 by OTC Team!
Organizations with better employee engagement has a 202% higher performance rate. Find out other stats regarding sales, remote working options, and more!
How To Help Your Employees Clock In and Out
How To Help Your Employees Clock In and Out
July 27, 2018 by Tim Glendenning and Alyssa Goulet
Here is a friendly-guide with 10 simple ways to help employees remember to clock in and out.
Do I Have to Pay When an Employee Forgets to Clock In?
Do I Have to Pay When an Employee Forgets to Clock In?
July 10, 2018 by Dean Mathews
It may be difficult to track hours when employees forget to clock in and out. So the big question is, do employers have to pay employees if they forget to clock in?
Time and Clock Humor at
A Dose of Time-Based Humor
June 21, 2018 by Edward Wajer
We thought it would be a good idea to provide a few time and clock humor into our time clock blog section.
Time clock kiosk
Employee Time Clock Kiosk for Small Businesses
June 05, 2018 by Tim Glendenning
A modern employee time clock kiosk that will conveniently allow your employees to punch in and out. Start tracking PTO, hours worked and much more!