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In-Depth: Employee Policies
Employee Policies are flexible rules you can configure to automatically calculate employee overtime, in/out and time range rounding, and more.
Go to Manage in the Menu Bar then click on Policies.
A. Add a Policy Group - Create a new policy group for employees that require different policies.
B. Policy Group Menu - Select the policy group to focus on.
C. Policy Options - Policy options such as overtime, time rounding and more. To enable an option, click the checkbox. Selecting the option name will show you the settings.
D. Policy Settings - The settings for the available policy options.
Overtime policies help you calculate consistent overtime patterns for your employees.
- Weekly Overtime is used to calculate an employee’s overtime and double-time over a week or biweekly.
- Daily Overtime can calculate an employee’s overtime on a daily basis.
- Day of the Week Overtime helps you calculate overtime that is dependent on a specific day.
- Consecutive Day Overtime is for if an employee has overtime that is dependent if they work six or seven days in a row.
- Excluded Cost Codes is for situations where a specific cost code should not have any policy affect it. This is intended for cost codes that the employee will track time for, but it will not be counted towards their overtime, such as vacation time.
Rounding policies are utilized where an employee’s time should be rounded to the nearest set of minutes or to a specific time. If you are using both the In/Out Rounding and Shift Rounding, please keep in mind that the In/Out Rounding will occur BEFORE the Shift Rounding.
- In/Out Rounding is to round an employee’s punches to the nearest set of minutes (e.g. nearest 15 minutes). It can also be set up to only apply to the first and last punch of the day with a threshold of how long their work day generally is.
- Time Range Rounding is intended for when an employee should be working at a specific time. After specifying the time window for a punch in or out, any punches that occur during the time window is rounded to the specific time you want (e.g. an employee clocks in between 7:30 AM and 8 AM, the time punches are adjusted to show 8 AM instead.) This allows the employee to clock in early before their day starts, but not track the extra time.
Other policies are reserved for unique rules.
- Auto-Lunch deducts a set amount of time for an employee so they do not have to worry about clocking out themselves. The minimum amount of hours that must be worked before receiving the deduction must be specified, along with the amount of time to be deducted. When the lunch deduction begins and what cost code the deduction displays can also be specified.
- Midnight Split is used to split an employee’s time if an employee works through midnight to put the time to two separate work days.
- Travel policy is used to help ensure that the travel time is associated to either the departure or destination location.