Paychex has expanded its time and attendance portfolio to include Paychex Flex Time Essentials and the Paychex TrueShift Time Clock.
The expansion was timed to coincide with the American Payroll Association’s National Payroll Week, beginning Sept. 5.
According to Paychex, changing regulations such as the Department of Labor’s Final Overtime Rule, that goes into effect Dec. 1, are causing businesses to consider changing business operations and more closely track employee(s) time worked.
Paychex Flex Time Essentials, which is a cloud-based product, provides automated time tracking as an alternative to manual processes. Key features include employee dashboards and flexible punch methods, including the ability to record mobile punches via smartphone or tablet devices.
In addition to Paychex Flex Time Essentials, Paychex is adding the Trueshift time clock to its time and attendance offering. The hardware features Trueshift technology built into a Wi-Fi-enabled clock that can support up to 500 employees. Key features of the time clock include biometric technology, which is designed to help ensure time punch accuracy while increasing security and efficiency, and an optional image capture.
Also new is an update to Paychex’s first cloud-based time and attendance solution, Paychex Flex Time. The product now features an advanced scheduling module meant o give employers greater visibility and flexibility in managing employee schedules. Employers can view schedules on a weekly basis, schedule shifts by organizational unit or employee group, set capacity requirements per shift, assign employees to shifts and review scheduled shift capacities with color-coded representation. The new module also allows employees to provide their availability and receive real-time email notifications of schedule changes.
“National Payroll Week presents the perfect opportunity to reflect on the contributions – and growing needs – of the payroll industry,” said Paychex president and CEO Martin Mucci in a statement. “Regulatory compliance and a more mobile workforce have drastically changed the payroll landscape and increased the need for reporting time and attendance more accurately and efficiently than ever before. Paychex is committed to meeting the evolving needs of business owners, payroll administrators, and employees, and we believe Paychex Flex Time Essentials and the Trueshift time clock will do just that.”
Later this fall, Paychex Flex Time will be introducing its latest mobile punch option, a tablet kiosk app available for Apple iOS devices. Users can use the app to punch in and out on Apple devices.
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