Are you looking for a faster method of adding up time card hours?
A method that doesn't require manual time conversion, typing special characters, or dealing with time-consuming drop-down menus?
And wouldn't it be nice to total up gross wages without any additional manual calculations?
If so, then you're going to love the time-saving calculator on this page -- which was born out of my own real-life experience with dreading the end of pay periods with only a small budget to work with.
As of the end of May, 2012, this 3-column biweekly time card calculator was visited 125,000 times during the past year.
If that sounds impressive, consider this: In May of 2011 the calculator was visited 5,082 times, whereas in May 2012 the calculator was visited 13,553 times.
According to the Percent Change Calculator, that's an increase of 166.69% in one year!
So give the calculator a try and see for yourself why a large and growing number of small businesses are using it to calculate their biweekly hours and gross wages.
Then, if the calculator proves itself to be valuable, please let your LinkedIn small business connections know about the cool time-saving gadget you just found.
P.S. If you're considering starting a small business, be sure to check out the Top 3 Business Lessons I have learned in my 30+ years of being in business for myself.
Here are the special time-saving features included in the bi-weekly time card calculator that have helped make it so popular:
With all these time-saving features it's no wonder this calculator has become so popular among small business owners. After all, Time is Money is Time.
If you are using a newer version of your web browser software (one that supports HTML5 Local Storage), you can now save your entries between visits -- either for yourself or for multiple employees.
However, please keep in mind that the saved entries can only be accessed from the device and web browser they were saved with. Also, Local Storage is not 100% reliable, and no backup method exists, so be sure to keep your paper records.
This feature is currently in Beta, so please contact me and let me know how the feature worked for you, and/or if you discovered any issues (include your web browser brand name and version number).
If you have a payroll clerk or accountant who you've been turning in hand-written hours and wages reports to, imagine how pleased they will be when you turn in easy-to-read typed reports?
Once you've finished entering the in/out times for an employee, clicking the "Calculate Gross Wages" button will also display a preview of the printer friendly report.
If the preview meets with your approval, clicking the "Printer Friendly Time Card Report" button will open the report in a pop-up window that will allow you to print just the report, and not the entire web page the calculator resides on.
So not only will you save time and impress your payroll processor, but you will also save on printer ink!
If you don't pay on a biweekly basis, or you have no need for the third In/Out column, here are the other time card calculators I currently have available:
If none of the available versions accommodate your payroll needs please contact me and describe the version you need in detail and I will consider creating another version.
With that, let's use the biweekly time card calculator to total up an employee's work hours for the current two week period, and then compute their gross bi-weekly wages including any overtime pay earned.
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If your web browser supports Local Storage, you can also add multiple employees to the drop-down list, and then save their individual in-out times between visits.
To add an employee, select New, enter the name, and then click the Add button.
To add/edit in-out times for an employee, select their name from the menu, enter/edit the in-out times, and then click the Save Changes button. If you don't want an employees wage info saved, leave the wage fields blank when saving changes.
To remove an employee from the list, select the employee name and click the Delete button.
Hourly pay rate: Optional: Enter the regular hourly rate of pay for the employee you are entering in/out times for. If you are using the local storage feature, and you don't want the wage to appear for each employee, leave this field blank when saving changes to the employee.
Overtime rate: Optional: Select the Overtime formula that best fits your rules for paying overtime. If your employee is eligible for overtime pay, enter the factor that the regular rate is multiplied by and the time card calculator will calculate the hourly overtime rate for you. Or, simply enter the overtime rate in the right-hand text field.
Weekday the bi-weekly pay period begins on: Optional: Select the weekday you want the pay period to begin with. The Day column will automatically be populated with the applicable days. If you want the date included in each Day field (e.g. Mon Jul 2), select the month and day of the first day of the payroll period. If you don't want the date included, select N/A from the Month drop-down menu.
Time totals as hours:minutes or hours.hour-fraction? If you would like the time totals formatted to hours and minutes, select HH:MM (7 and 1/2 hours will appear as 7:30). Or, if you would like the time totals formatted to hours and fraction of an hour, select HH.HH (7 and 1/2 hours will appear as 7.50). Note that you can switch from one to the other format at anytime during time entry process, at which time the calculator will automatically reformat the daily totals.
Time entry format: When entering In/Out times, you can enter the time with or without the colon (:). For blocks of time that span 12 hours or more (ex. 6:00 am to 6:00 pm), you will need to use military times (ex. 600 to 1800) per the military time conversion chart link in instruction section of the calculator. The printer friendly report will reformat your entries to include the colons no matter what format you use to enter the times.
Military time format: If you need to enter a time span that is 12 or more hours in length, please use the pop-up military time conversion chart to look up the military times you will need to enter ("0000" will not be read by the calculator).
Day column: You can change the text in this column to whatever identifier you would like to show up on the biweekly report. For example, instead of just "Mon", you can choose to enter "10/25 - Monday", or anything else as long as it's 25 characters or less. The longer the day titles, the wider the report will be.
Block 1 column: This period is normally the period before the employees take their lunch break.
Block 2 column: This period is either for the period after lunch, or for times when your employee needs to leave work for an unpaid absence.
Block 3 column: This period normally only contains times on those days where your employee left for an unpaid absence.
HH:MM column: This column will automatically tabulate the hours:minutes for each day, and then total up the hours:minutes for the two-week pay period. Fields in this column automatically recalculate as you enter or change the in/out times.
Period ending: Optional: If you want the printed hours and wages report to include the pay period ending date, enter the date here in whatever format you prefer.
Regular row: This row contains the employee's regular hourly rate, their total regular hours for the two week period, and their total regular wages.
Overtime row: This row contains the calculated overtime hourly rate, the total overtime hours for the two week period, and the total overtime wages earned.
Total row: This row contains the employee's total hours and wages for the two week period.
Save Current Settings button: Click this button to save the overtime preference, hour format, and payroll period settings between visits.
Clear Sheets for New Pay Period button: Click this button to clear in-out times from all employee timesheets so you can start a new payroll period.
Clear All Data button: Click this button to delete all saved settings, employees, and in-out times.
Printer Friendly Timecard Report button: Clicking this button will open the displayed form in a new window for printing. If you need to email the form to a payroll clerk, your printer should have an option to print the report to a PDF file (saves PDF file to your hard drive). You can then attach the PDF file to the email you send to the clerk.