How to set up Time & Attendance

To set up Time & Attendance, open the Time & Attendance app on the Zenefits Dashboard, and complete these steps.

  1. In Payroll Review, provide the company's Pay Frequency, Start of Pay Period, and first day of the workweek.
  2. Choose the Time Reporting Method that workers should use:
    • Workers can Clock In/Out either using:
      • iPad Timekeeper App
      • Zenefits Website
    • Workers can Self Report and either provide:
      • Start and End Times
      • Total Hours
  3. Define the Approval Timeline (unless you use Zenefits Payroll) and set the number of calendar days after the end of a pay period so the approvers who approve time sheets have to submit their approval.
  4. Review the overtime laws for the states that apply to the workers at the company.
  5. On the Extra Pay step, decide whether or not to offer paid holidays.
These Time & Attendance settings can be modified at any time after setup.

Payroll review in Time & Attendance setup

The first step in setting up Time & Attendance is payroll review, where you'll be asked for basic payroll info. If any information is already pre-populated, double check that i... Learn more

Choosing a reporting method

There are four different reporting methods that are available in Time & Attendance. It's up to you to choose which one works best for your business. Employee Timekeeper (C... Learn more

Approval deadline

With an approval deadline, administrators can determine how long approvers have to approve hours. Choose between 12 hours and 5 days as your deadline, which begins at the end of... Learn more

Set Up Overtime Tracking

You don't need to set up much. We recommend you review the state-specific overtime rules that Zenefits applies automatically, based on work location. These rules can be customiz... Learn more

Extra pay in Time & Attendance

In this part of the setup process, administrators can select whether they wish to pay hourly workers for company-scheduled holidays. If you are using Zenefits Payroll, you will ... Learn more

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