• February 26, 2021

    All your payroll forms in one place

    With the addition of direct deposit authorization and Form W-9 to the new hire onboarding tool, you can now have all payroll forms signed and stored in your Homebase account. New hires can fill out and e-sign payroll forms (W-4, W-9, direct deposit, and I-9), state specific forms, and custom documents (employee handbook, business policies, etc.). Signed documents are automatically stored in employee document storage.

    With Form W-9, this also means you can create a contractor-specific packet and have your contractors sign their paperwork in Homebase.

    See how new hire onboarding works with this video.

  • December 1, 2020

    Get more control over paid time off (PTO)

    We’ve added more tools to help you set up and track PTO according to your business needs. You can now:

    • Create separate policies for paid vacation and sick leave.
    • Separately track FFCRA paid leave to help stay compliant.
    • Use new accrual methods: Accrue by employee tenure and by pay period.
    • Require sufficient balances for employees to be able to request PTO.
    • Add additional policy settings, such as carryover limit and negative balance prevention.
  • December 1, 2020

    Track paid time off and paid sick leave without a policy

    If you don’t need to track balances but would like to include paid time off or paid sick leave requests in Homebase, you can do this without creating a policy. Owners and managers can use this information to make scheduling easier and bring clarity on timesheets. It’ll also be shown on the time off dashboard.

    Employee balances will not be tracked. If you’d like to track paid time off or paid sick leave balances in Homebase, you’ll need to create PTO or Paid Sick Leave policies for your employees.

  • October 1, 2020

    Additional ways for employees to complete the health and safety screener

    You can now have your employees complete health screening questions from home before they even head to work, ensuring a safe workplace. They just need to open their free Homebase mobile app and complete the health screener from the dashboard. Employees can also enter their specific temperature into the screener.

  • September 1, 2020

    Onboard new hires with ease

    Homebase customers can now set up a new hire packet that is automatically sent to new employees, making it easier to manage new hire paperwork. New employees can enter their information and e-sign or acknowledge the documents within the packet, and these documents are automatically stored in your account’s document storage.

    The new hire packet includes government forms (W-4, I-9, and state tax forms) and custom documents (welcome letter, employee handbook, etc.).

  • September 1, 2020

    Manage employee documents in your Homebase account

    With document storage, you can securely store government forms and custom documents for each employee in one place, allowing you to reduce the amount of paper you need to hold on.

    Documents from your new hire packet are automatically stored here, and you can upload completed documents. If you have an updated employee handbook or a new business policy, you can send them to existing employees to e-sign or acknowledge.

  • August 1, 2020

    Make sure your entire team sees the important announcements

    Have a new policy or procedure you need the team to know about? When you send announcements to your team, you can now include attachments and require employees to confirm they have read it. Your team will receive these announcements via email and the employee dashboard on the Homebase mobile app.

  • June 1, 2020

    Keep your team safe and healthy during COVID-19

    Homebase customers can set up a health and safety screener consisting of Yes/No questions. Your team can complete the health and safety screening questions when clocking in on mobile and tablet time clocks. If there are any issues with the responses, managers will be notified. Managers can also access a daily health screening report to see all employee responses.