Combatting Employee Timecard Fraud

By: Teamwork Retail

Trusting your employees is a crucial part of owning a business. That’s why it can be hard to discover that your employees have been cheating their timecards to make a little extra cash during the workweek.

If you aren’t sure whether your employees are being honest with their timecards, check for the following problems:

  • Group cheating – The timesheet says that one of your employees clocked in at 8 AM, but you didn’t see him until 8:20 that day. When you have a simple clock-in system that just involves scanning a card or entering a code, employees will sometimes clock in and out for other employees.
  • Long breaks – If your employees punch out in order to go to lunch, some of them may punch back in before they truly return to work in order to have a longer break time.
  • Overtime – When you pay your employees overtime pay (1.5 times the normal rate), some employees may take advantage of this. Make sure your employees have a manageable workload that can be completed in a 40-hour workweek, and have them ask ahead of time for overtime when needed.

What to Do?

We at Teamwork Retail understand that trusting our employees is important. We also know that it’s smart to prevent small instances of time theft that tend to be more common than we would like to believe. That’s why our retail PoS systems come with a time card function to track your employees’ time and attendance with photo validation. Each clock in, clock out, and break will be sure to prove who is truly using their time correctly.

Our Reporting feature also tracks these punch ins and outs, so you can see at a glance who is doing their work and who isn’t. To learn more about this feature and how it can save your company money, please reach out to us today.

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