How to Run Payroll in Spectrum TimeClock

There are two different ways to run payroll in Spectrum TimeClock.

Run a Quick Payroll Report

Our Quick Payroll Report is a very detailed, one page per employee report that lists all of the following for a payroll period.

  • Summary information including the employee's name, their employee type, and the pay period start and end dates.
  • All IN/OUT shift records for the pay period, including the regular, overtime, double time (for CA) totals, pay rates and totals.
  • A breakdown of total hours hours by type, workwee, Pay Rate Code, and shift differential pay class.
  • An Hours summary by pay type.
  • A display of custom legal language you can add.
  • Signature lines for the employee and approving manager.

Quick Payroll Reports can be reviewed, printed, and copy/pasted into other documements. However, they are not otherwise stored for later retrieval or export - hence the name "Quick" Payroll Report. Read more about how to run a Quick Payroll Report

Run a Payroll Batch

Running a payroll batch stores a copy of all payroll calculations that can be viewed later. Payroll Batch data can also be exported to a number of different payroll batch data exports. Summary information about a payroll batch run can also be viewed.

Which Type to Run?

You may want to run both...

If you want to export payroll information using one of Spectrum TimeClock's payroll system exports, you will have to run a payroll batch. Larger firms will also want to run payroll batches in order to keep a digital historical record of the payroll run.

Even after running a batch though, you may want to run a Quick Payroll Report - because you can have an employee sign off on them.

Read about how to run a payroll batch and how to view a payroll batch

by Alfred Heyman

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