Lathem Launches Mobile App for PayClock Online
October 01, 2016
Lathem has launched its PayClock Online mobile app, PayClock, for Apple iOS and Android smartphones. This free app allows companies using Lathem’s PayClock Online time & attendance solution to easily track employee time records from their mobile phones and better prepare for new federal overtime laws going into effect December 1.
The new laws extend overtime protection to those who earn less than $47,476 a year, which means companies will now have to track hours for 4.2 million additional employees, according to the U.S. Department of Labor. The PayClock app is a simple, efficient way to track employee hours, and seamlessly integrates with payroll software.
Lance Whipple, VP Sales & Marketing at Lathem, said, “Companies need to make changes now to comply with the new overtime laws that will take effect in just seven weeks. The first step is having a system in place to effectively track all employees’ hours. The second, and perhaps the most challenging, is changing the employee mindset. Some employees that earn less than the $47,476 threshold stipulated in the new law will now be recording their worked hours – clocking in and out - for the first time. This is a discipline that will have to be adopted, and the PayClock app makes it easy to record their time with one tap. When they finish their work, one tap again completes the time record.”
The app allows employees to clock in and out, request time off, view hours worked and check benefit time without supervisor assistance. Supervisors can check whether employees have clocked in and out, view and correct employee hours, and approve time off.
The app’s home screen lets employees clock in with one tap, recording time entries and making them accessible by managers on their own phones, tablets or computers in real time. The app gives the employee a summary of hours worked in the current pay period, available benefit time, and the ability to make transfers to a different department pay code if necessary.
“The PayClock Online mobile app helps our customers meet the requirements of changes in Department of Labor laws,” said Whipple. “Employees in the field and remote workers can track their time easily, and managers can access up-to-date records in real-time. Companies need to take advantage of the benefits the cloud brings to manage time and attendance.”