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# How Can Time Cards Be Calculated Manually?

**In order to find out the time an employee has worked, the time that the employee clocked in should be manually subtracted from the time that the employee clocked out using their time card.** This will show the exact time that the employee has worked and will be an accurate way to figure out the pay necessary for the employee.

It is important to note that immeasurable time, insignificant periods of time are not counted when manually calculating the time on an employee's time card. This will be necessary to understand when several employees clock in at the same time, because the times will be slightly different often by at least a few minutes. These times can be counted in the overall time that is worked.

It is necessary for employees to pay workers for small breaks. Breaks that are between 5 and 20 minutes must be paid according to the specific state labor laws. Employees do not need to be paid for 30 minute lunch or dinner breaks and should be sure to clock out for those breaks. When an employee clocks out for lunch and clocks back in to work, the times from the original segment of the day and the end segment of the day should be combined together to equal the total amount of time an employee worked for the day.

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