Free Online Timesheet App
Save time on your payroll process with our free timesheets app

  • Track total hours worked and tips to make payroll a breeze
  • Get a complete picture of your labor costs
  • Stay compliant with state and federal labor laws
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Finally, time is on your side. Free online timesheets make it easy to run payroll from anywhere in just a few clicks.

Save hours every payroll period

  • Total hours, collect tips, subtract breaks, and calculate overtime automatically

Easily find and fix errors

  • Homebase automatically identifies missed breaks or clock outs and makes them easy to correct

Export to payroll

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Let our online timesheets do the work for you.

Track breaks and overtime

  • Easily track breaks and overtime to stay compliant with state, federal, and municipal regulations

Stay on top of your labor costs

Store your records and stay compliant

  • Maintain records of all your timesheets—including edit history—to stay compliant
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Sync your timesheet data directly to payroll with the following providers

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She said that

Before Homebase we were printing out timesheets and manually calculating the hours. To keep up with the times, we have switched to Homebase, and it has made our lives so much more efficient!

Ashley Ortiz

Owner at Antique Taco

Frequently Asked Questions About Timesheets

What is a time sheet and how does it work?

A time sheet, or time card, is a record of clock ins and clock outs for hourly employees. It’s used to calculate payroll for employees paid for the number of hours they work. Work hours are also called billable hours in certain white collar industries, like law and accounting.

Different types of teams (including student research teams and employees) also use daily timesheets or projects timesheet templates for projects and tasks. These types of time tracking tools are useful for determining how much time was spent on a specific area of work. 

Learn more by reading our articles on weekly timesheets and monthly timesheets.

How do I calculate lunch breaks?

Homebase timesheets ensure that your team members are taking the right amount of time off during each shift they work.

Read our article on timesheets with lunch breaks calculators to learn more.

Why should a business use timesheets?

Time tracking for a team can be tricky if you’re only using printable timesheets or Google Calendar. Most businesses use timesheets to track employee time. They are essentially spreadsheets, so it makes sense that many businesses use Excel templates. But with time tracking software like Homebase, you don’t need to worry about time tracking hourly rates any more, or manually tracking hours worked.

How accurate are automatic timesheets?

Our app comes with free monthly timesheet templates for employees and makes payroll both easier and more accurate because it also acts as your time card calculator. We’ll calculate hours worked, so your employees get paid accurately. We’ll also let you know about any timesheet errors, and you can compare scheduled hours to the actual number of hours worked by your employees.

Automatic timesheets are also much more beneficial because they’re online and in the cloud. Read more about online timesheets here.

Forgot to submit your timesheet?

Not with Homebase! The payroll process is easy, considering we integrate with top providers like ADP, Quickbooks, and plenty of other top companies. We make sure you never miss a submission by syncing your data to payroll with top providers. 

By using our timesheets application and integrating it with your payroll provider, you’ll be able to save hours on the timely process. The Homebase app does all of the heavy lifting for you when it comes to totaling hours, collecting tips, subtracting breaks, and calculating overtime. 

What is a mobile timesheet?

A timesheet mobile app is a modern solution to the timeless burden of tracking employee hours. It also works to give businesses the ability to use web-based, online timesheets.

Learn more about mobile timesheets by reading our article.

A mobile timesheet is also known as a timesheet app, which you can learn about in our explainer article.

Why would you have your employees use timesheets?

Your employees will love Homebase time tracking because they’ll be able to know exactly how many hours they worked — and their expected earnings — right from the free mobile app.

Since our free timesheets for employees are so easy to use and provide so much information, your employee will be completely up to date, no matter what day of the week it is.

How do you find your timesheet?

The Fair Labor Standards Act requires that employers store their employee time cards for years, even if the employee is no longer working there. On the Homebase Essentials plan and above, employee time cards are stored securely in the cloud for four years, so you’ll be able to access employee time cards with edit history any time. Employees can also access their hours worked, fix any errors, and track their pay for free in the mobile app.

How else do you use automatic timesheets?

Using timesheet software also unlocks a bevy of reporting options, like a report of who’s arrived on time for their shifts most frequently in a given pay period, or how labor costs stack up against sales. With timesheet software, time reporting is easier than ever.

If you have a business with multiple locations, tracking hours worked across the locations is critical to make sure you’re calculating overtime pay correctly. With Homebase, you can see labor costs and projected overtime by location, department, or employee. This is especially useful if you have a supervisor working in multiple stores.

You’ll see all your employees’ total hours worked in one place. If you offer sick leave, or paid time off accrual, you can set up a PTO policy in Homebase too.

How can you calculate work hours?

Start by subtracting the time you clocked out from the time you clocked in, as well as any breaks you took during the day. For example, if you clocked in at 8am and clocked out at 5pm, with a lunch break between 12pm and 1pm, you worked eight hours.

Homebase also calculates the hours for you, so you don’t have to worry about the week and month totals. Even if you run on a bi-weekly basis, our app will have you covered. This way you can focus on other project management tasks instead of wasting time on labor hours. 

What do our customers think about timesheet?

With thousands of five-star reviews, it’s safe to say our customers approve!

Why should a business use timesheets?

Time tracking for a team can be tricky without the right software. Most businesses use timesheets to track employee time. Timesheets are essentially spreadsheets, so it makes sense that many businesses use Excel timesheet templates. But with time tracking software like Homebase, you don’t need to worry about timesheets any more, or manually tracking hours worked.

How do you complete a timesheet?

Luckily our automated timesheet takes the guesswork and difficulty out of completing a timesheet. Homebase automatically keeps a running list of missed shifts, missed clock-outs and missed breaks with our free scheduling software and helps you stay compliant without having to do any extra work. You can prepare your timesheet without a calculator and save hours every payroll period.

How does timesheet software affect productivity?

Most businesses spend about four hours a week on payroll, though it can be much more with larger teams. With Homebase time tracking and timesheets, you and your managers can cut the amount of time you spend on payroll by 75% — so you’ll save about three hours per week.

Why should I use automatic timesheets?

Automatic time tracking will save you hours every pay period on payroll. With an integrated and free time clock app, it’s easier than ever to track time worked for your employees. There’s also a desktop time clock available on Homebase paid plans that make it easy for your employees to save time on web time entry.

How often should you complete a timesheet?

A good rule of thumb is to complete your timesheet as soon as you can– but don’t worry! Homebase can help with that.

Should salaried workers track time?

Homebase works well for non-exempt employees too. Salaried employees — like restaurant management staff — often still have to fill out time cards. What’s more, some salaried employees may still be eligible for overtime if their salary falls below the Department of Labor threshold, which is currently being updated.

What is a timesheet in payroll?

A timesheet is a way for employees to track their time, which makes running payroll easier, especially if you have hourly employees. A timesheet includes the time the employee clocked in and when they clocked out at the end of the day, as well as any breaks they took during their shift. A timesheet makes it easy to run payroll accurately.

How does timesheets GPS work?

In the words of Homebase user Matthew Marcom of Pelican’s Snoball:

“I do a lot of off-site events, like birthday parties. With the mobile GPS clock-in feature in Homebase Essentials, I can just have my employees clock in once they get to the event location, rather than having them clock in at the store first, lowering my labor costs.”

Why use a timesheet to track employee work hours?

Using a time clock that integrates with timesheets is a much easier way to calculate work hours. When you clock in or out, those times are automatically added to your time card, and at the end of the time, your time worked is calculated automatically. With the free Homebase mobile app, employees can also estimate their earnings for their hours worked.

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