Do you remember the old family calendar that hung from a nail in your kitchen? That was how many parents and kids used to keep track of carpooling schedules, exams, band practice, soccer, family game night and plenty more. Blue pen meant “work stuff”, the red marker meant “personal,” and everything synced up—despite the scribbles […]
Companies build and drive productive workplace practices in many different ways. Sometimes, maintaining a productive workplace is simply baked into the company’s overall culture. People come to work enthused and ready to contribute. But when that’s not the case, companies use any number of methods to encourage productivity, such as: Employees work hard to achieve […]
Is there a “right time” for a tech startup to add operational management functions, especially if they’re not ready for a human resources department? Some startups begin thinking about HR and management functions when they reach about 20 employees. That’s when a number of federal and state employment laws kick in. Others will apply when […]
Between the country’s economic growth and the record low unemployment rate of 4.1%, times are looking good for many companies and workers. Now wages are starting to nudge upwards too. According to recent Bureau of Labor Statistics data, average hourly earnings moved up nearly 3% from a year ago. This means that more money is […]
Bill needs to cut out a little early today. He asks Sue if she’ll clock him out when his shift is over. Sue tells him not to worry, she’s happy to help. Maybe it’s no big deal to them, but it could be a big deal to everyone else. Every day, businesses across the country […]
From San Francisco’s Retail Employees Rights Ordinances, to Oregon’s Fair Work Week Act, to the federal Schedules that Work Act proposed this past July, the push for fair scheduling continues to gain momentum at all levels. And while bills and ordinances differ, one thing they share is the desire to create new levels of autonomy […]
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For many professionals, the phrase “cloud-based computing” has become synonymous with business-as-usual, and the promises that come with the cloud, such as rapid deployment, faster services, and greater connectivity, are baked into many modern work environments. However, less than a decade ago, the concept of the cloud was still new and fairly novel for many […]Read More >
Do you remember the proposed overtime changes to the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) in 2016? Once in effect, the rule was predicted to extend overtime protections to 4.2 million workers who were not previously eligible under federal law. Plenty of workers were excited about the changes, while many companies were a little concerned. And one sector that […]Read More >
Between the country’s economic growth and the record low unemployment rate of 4.1%, times are looking good for many companies and workers. Now wages are starting to nudge upwards too. According to recent Bureau of Labor Statistics data, average hourly earnings moved up nearly 3% from a year ago. This means that more money is […]Read More >
How stratustime Works
stratustime tracks employee hours through PCs, mobile devices, and POS systems, then automatically transmits time and attendance data to your payroll service. Advanced features like scheduling, PTO accrual, and labor forecasting give HR managers and payroll specialists more time to focus on people instead of data entry.