Payroll HR Tip of the Week, sponsored by Highflyer Payroll: Requiring exempt, salaried employees to turn in time sheets

A client recently asked if they could require exempt, salaried employees to turn in time sheets.

The answer is yes. There are many reasons you might want or need to track exempt employee time. For example, for purposes of client billing, grant tracking, Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), retirement or pension plans, or hours-based benefits calculations such as vacation accrual. However, as a general rule, we recommend focusing on whether the job is getting done instead of worrying about the exact amount of time spent in the office. Tracking exempt employee hours adds likely unnecessary work to their plate and to yours. Click here to read more.