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15 Minute Rounding Rules and Methods

 

Quarter-hour (15 minute) rounding is the industry standard for employee time clocks.  It is the same for punch clock time sheets, computer based, and web-based time clock systems.

 

An employee can punch in, within a 15 minute  time range, and get paid the same amount whether they are early or late. (see example below)


Examples:

4:53 to 5:07 pays from 5:00

5:08 to 5:22 pays from 5:15

5:23 to 5:37 pays from 5:30

5:38 to 5:52 pays from 5:45

 

       Employee Punch Examples


            If the employee were to clock in at 5:07, then their pay begins at 5:00 (employee).

            If the employee were to clock in at 4:53, then their pay also begins at 5:00 (employer).


            If the employee were to clock out at 1:53, then their pay begins at 2:00 (employee).

            If the employee is clocking out at 2:07, then their pay also begins at 2:00 (employer).


As illustrated in the example above, punch rounding works because it is beneficial for both the employee and employer. 

If you need assistance with quarter-hour rounding, contact us.  We are here to help with your employee time clock needs.