Why and how employers round employee timesheets, what the Department of Labor has to say about it, and how it’s done right
Timesheet rounding is more common than you think. According to a 2018 survey by QuickBooks Time, 55 percent of business owners say they always round employee timesheets up or down.*
In most cases, these business owners are rounding to make running payroll and invoicing clients a little easier. But 34 percent admit to rounding employee hours down deliberately, to reduce payroll costs or prevent employees from clocking in before their shift has started.
Knowing this, you might be wondering: Is timesheet rounding legal? And how does it work? Read on to find out.