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 […]
If you did a head count around your workplace, how many absences would you notice? Maybe one or two every day? Perhaps a handful each week? According to 2017 Bureau of Labor Statistics, the absence rate for full-time employees is 2.9%. That means if your company has 100 employees, on average, about 3 people per […]
When Tara Hood logged in from her home office recently, she was doing what more than 100 million other professionals across the US were doing: working remotely. That’s the estimate of how many workers currently make up the remote workforce. And the number is on the rise. Time tracking for remote workers increases in importance […]
Do you remember the opening montage for The Flintstones? Fred, the protagonist, is happily moving rocks from the back of his trusty work Stegosaurus. Meanwhile, his manager stands behind him with an eye on the clock. When the end of the work day rolls around, the manager yanks on his Pterodactyl alarm, and away Fred […]
While the Fair Labor Standards Act says that employers must keep records of all hours their employees work, it does not prescribe a specific timekeeping system or method. From that standpoint, the key is to choose a process that works for you and your company—as long as the information is complete and correct. For most […]
In August 2017, the Oregon governor signed schedule predictability legislation into law for workers in some retail, food service, and hospitality jobs.
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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.