Solve Late Time Cards: Make Sure Employees Turn In Timesheets

Solve Late Time Cards: Make Sure Employees Turn In Timesheets

Late time cards are a problem for all types of businesses.   But they shouldn’t be.

Why Are On Time, Accurate Time Cards Critical?

Accurate, on time timesheets:

    1. Are necessary to pay your associates
    2. Are necessary to bill your clients
    3. Are necessary to allocate time and resources
    4. Are legally mandated by the Department of Labor (DOL)

Regardless of their importance, do your workers forget?  You can make sure your employees turn in their time cards with TimeWorksPlus.

TimeWorksPlus Is Better Than Excel And Google Docs


  • Digital time cards created and tracked automatically
  • Employees and managers access from their smartphone
  • Syncs to a physical, web-based, or biometric time clock

TimeWorksPlus Timekeeping Features:

  • Eliminate missed punches
  • Track meals and breaks
  • Transfer departments with job costing
  • Prevent early punches with schedule enforcement


Train Employees On Time Card Submission

Even with a timekeeping system, you can’t neglect training. Instruct thoroughly during onboarding. Send weekly reminders. Make it part of their performance review.

Remember, submitting accurate timesheets by each pay period deadline is an essential job role. Period.

While we’re on the subject of time cards, let’s address the legal issues.

Do I Have To Pay When An Employee Doesn’t Turn In A Timesheet?

Yes. You can’t withhold pay. Under federal and state wage and hour laws, it’s your responsibility to track staff members’ hours.

What If Someone Doesn’t Submit Their Timesheet?

When an employee doesn’t turn in a time card, estimate from their past time cards or shift schedules.  Remember that you will have to make up for it next time you run payroll. Hopefully, you will have their accurate timesheet by then.

Record your efforts to get the worker to turn in their hours. Save emails or texts. The paper trail will safeguard you in case they allege underpayment.

TimeWorksPlus Solves Late Time Cards

TimeWorksPlus is an automated web-based system from Payroll Partners. It creates digital time cards as your employees clock in and out. It’s affordable for the smallest businesses.

Upgrade your timekeeping system to TimeWorksPlus and solve your late time card problem.


Payroll Partners offers Workforce Management Suite, the unified Human Resources portal that makes it easy to optimize the performance of your supervisors, employees, and business.

Workforce Management Suite includes TimeWorksPlus, TimeSimplicity, TimeWorks Mobile, and ApplicantStack. We’ve just added recruitment, onboarding, benefits enrollment, performance reviews, and employee engagement! Workforce Management Suite is created for busy employers like you who need to reduce cost-per-hire, streamline scheduling, automate time tracking, maintain regulatory compliance, and decrease labor costs.

We can get you up and running with Workforce Management Suite in minutes. Contact us today at (817) 226-8111 and/or at to book a demo.