The Easiest Ways to Keep Track of Employee Overtime

For employers, it’s important to have a system in place for keeping track of your employee’s overtime. There are a number of ways in which this can be done. From pen and paper, to swipe cards and proximity time clocks, all the way through to state of the art biometric time clock systems.

Many businesses still choose to use the old-fashioned pen and paper method which is fine if you’re happy with having inaccurate data and spending a lot more time consolidating pays than you should have to. When using a method that requires your employees to log their own time sheets, you may not always have the correct information. They could either add extra hours on themselves or forget all together. A good employer wants to make sure their staff are getting paid correctly so a much better option would be to use an electronic time clock.

BundyPlus have a range of different products that, coupled with our software, make keeping track of your employees overtime a breeze.

When choosing the best time clock for your business, there are a few things to consider. What type of business are you running? Do you have a high or low number of staff? Will their work allow them to use fingerprint technology or would a proximity time clock be better? Do they have existing swipe cards? All these factors should help you choose the best time clock for your specific needs.

BundyPlus has developed technology that can really change the way your business operates by making life simpler and saving you time and money. Our Time & Attendance Suite software can be combined with any G6-Series time clock and can take care of managing overtime and many more tasks. Check it out here and contact us for more information about any of our products.

How to Manage Employee’s Rest Breaks and Meal Breaks

Rest breaks allow an employee to rest for a short period of time during work hours and are sometimes referred to as ‘crib breaks’, ‘rest pauses’ or ‘tea breaks’. These breaks can be difficult to monitor because in many cases these rest breaks are unscheduled and many employers leave it up their employees to mark off the time on their own time sheets. It’s great to trust your employees but this method isn’t very reliable. What if your employees forget? That’s how businesses lose money.

A much better way to monitor this is to invest in an electronic employee timeclock from BundyPlus. Installing one of our timeclock systems is a fantastic way to keep track of not only your employees start and finish times, but also their rest or meal breaks.

A meal break is referred to as ‘a longer period of uninterrupted rest that allows the employee to eat a meal’ and meal breaks are almost always scheduled. That’s great, but what happens if your employees come back from their meal break late? What if you are not there to see it and dock their pay accordingly?

This is why we call BundyPlus electronic employee timeclocks an ‘investment’. The accuracy, advanced technology and ease of use of our products make them a fantastic option for keeping track of your employees not only when they clock in and out but also when they take breaks.

Of course, which system you decide to go with will depend on a number of factors including the number of employees that need to be monitored, the type of industry you’re in, your budget and preference.

If you would like to find out more about any of our time attendance clocks or software, contact our friendly team today!

How to Determine if Overtime Should be Awarded

According to Fair Work, overtime is defined as an employee working extra time which can include working beyond their ordinary hours of work, outside the agreed number of hours or outside the spread of ordinary hours. The spread of hours is the times of the day ordinary hours can be worked (eg. between 7am – 7pm).

An employer can request that an employee works reasonable overtime and overtime can be reasonable so long as a number of things are taken into account. Considering the risk to health and safety from working the extra hours, the employee’s personal situation, including their family responsibilities, the needs of the workplace, if the employee is entitled to receive overtime payments or penalty rates for working the extra hours and a number of other factors. An employee can refuse to work overtime, if the request is unreasonable.

BundyPlus offers a number of timeclocks and software packages that can help you keep track of employee overtime hours and generate data back to your payroll system. This means your pay records will always be accurate and prevents you from accidentally over or underpaying your employees for their overtime and general hours.

Our software packages can be combined with our electric time clocks to accurately track and store data. Our Time & Attendance Suite software package is compatible with any of our G6-Series time clocks and is a great product for tracking things like overtime. It works by collating employee clockings from your time clock(s) and saves them into a central database. Once in the database payroll administrators can easily assign ordinary time, over time whilst production managers can review employee attendance information in real time.

For more information about any of our products, feel free to contact us today!

BundyPlus Cloud Hybrid is here.

BundyPlus Hybrid

We are very pleased to announce “BundyPlus Hybrid” is now live and we’re getting great feedback.

With BundyPlus Hybrid, you can now do the following;

  • Employees can clock IN/OUT on any WEB enabled mobile phone or tablet
  • Supervisors can group clock IN/OUT multiple employees
  • GPS tag clocking location
  • Capture Job Costing information
  • Scan Costing barcodes directly from camera enabled devices
  • Capture authorised by name & signature
  • View “Who’s in Today?”, “Clocking Report” including map details
  • Interface cloud clocking transactions into your existing BundyPlus v3 application

If you would like to setup a trial click on the link below and fill in your details.

https://my.bundyplus.com.au

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