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What is typically included on a weekly time sheet?

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A weekly time sheet typically displays fields for each day of the week for an employee to enter the total number of hours worked each day. Alternatively, the time sheet may contain an area for the starting time, ending time, and lunch break duration for each day.

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Each time sheet should be personalized to contain the respective employee's name, ID and earning code. Due to the sensitivity of the information, a pay rate is not required to be placed on the time sheet. An employee’s contact information, such as phone number or e-mail address, is useful on a time sheet in case contact must be made for time sheet clarification. A weekly time sheet contains a verification area an employee must sign or check. There is also a verification area for the approving manager to sign after the time card is reviewed.

A weekly time sheet contains different pay code line items for holiday, vacation or sick pay. For manufacturing firms, project costing must be incorporated into payroll. Businesses that utilize job costing or specific costing must track the exact hours each employee worked on each specific project. Therefore, a time card should contain relevant areas for the cost center, cost type, project and account.

Each weekly time sheet should state the commencement date for the time period as well as the corresponding time sheet ending date. Weekly time sheets contain comment sections for employees to provide additional information as needed.

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