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Timesheet Template

Download our free timesheet template to track employee hours, overtime, vacation days, and more.

TSheets offers free templates for Microsoft Excel, Word, Google Sheets, and PDF.

Using the Timesheet Template

The timesheet template is for tracking employee time. The template is printable and optimized for Excel. If your business is in need of a timesheet template with employee hours, overtime, vacation days, and even lunch breaks all included, this is a great solution.

If you're tired of tracking time manually, TSheets is an online time tracking solution that you can try for free for two weeks. TSheets is the epitome of accurate, and it makes compliance even easier.

Step 1: Fill in your employee's name, their manager, your company's name, the week's start date, your employee's standard pay rate, and your employee's overtime pay rate.

Step 2: Employees can fill in the date, job/shift, job/shift code, their time in/out (including breaks), and any remaining hours (overtime, sick, holiday, and vacation).

Step 3: When it's time to hand the timesheet in, employees sign the top of the form. Managers can then calculate the employee's total time for payroll.

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Government Compliance Checklist

Before using any timesheet, we highly recommend checking to ensure you and your employees are adhering to government compliance guidelines relating to time theft. Here are three of the most common laws being broken, though there are many to be aware of. To avoid any trouble (and paying out too much on payroll), consider these three important questions.

1. Are you paying for unauthorized overtime?

If not, you could be noncompliant. If your employees are entitled to overtime payments, you have to pay up, whether the overtime was authorized or not. Failing to pay unauthorized overtime is a Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) violation. So even if you have a strict no-overtime policy in place at your company, employees must be paid for those hours, even if they aren't complying with your policy.

The ultimate guide to unauthorized overtime and the FLSA.

2. Are your employees tracking breaks properly?

The FLSA does not require employers to provide meal or rest breaks to employees. Twenty-one out of 50 states mandate meal breaks for employees, nine of which mandate both meal and rest breaks. But only 1 in 5 employees step away from their desk for a midday meal. If your employees are still working during their lunch break, it means your team is in violation of the FLSA and not tracking breaks properly.

Take a break and read more about employee meal and rest breaks by state.

3. Are your employees misclassified?

With 8.6 million US workers misclassified, there's a chance you could have misclassified employees at your company as well. If you misclassify nonexempt employees, you're in violation of the FLSA. So what's the difference between nonexempt and exempt employees? Nonexempt employees are most commonly hourly employees, and they are expected to be paid for overtime hours. If you misclassify your employees and fail to pay overtime, you may owe back pay and penalties.

Can you name all seven deadly sins of the FLSA? Let's find out.


More Templates and Timesheet Options

Interested in TSheets' handy timesheet solutions? Here are two more timesheet solutions for you to try.

Timesheet Software

TSheets timesheet software is a cloud-based time tracking solution. Accurately track time against employee, job, or materials. For mobile workforces, GPS enables you to see who's working where, at any time. No more guesswork. Precision timesheets.

Bi-weekly Timesheet Template

This bi-weekly timesheet template for Google Spreadsheets, Adobe Reader (PDF), Microsoft Word, and Microsoft Excel is free and easy to use. The template factors in your employees' breaks, lunches, and in/out times.

Experience the difference TSheets automated time tracking makes.

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