One of Connecteam's goals is to give you the tools to be in control of your team's shifts, prevent time-theft, and inefficient processes by preventing employees who arrive early to just clock in before the shift starts.
This is why we created the Time-Clock Limitations.
What can be done with Time Clock Limitations
The Time Clock limitations can be found in the Time Clock settings and include the following limitations:
Limit users so they can only clock in within the timeframe of their assigned shifts
Limit users so they can only be clocked in within specific times
Limit when users can request absences
Option 1: Limit users so they can only clock in within the timeframe of their assigned shifts
With the Time Clock limitations, you can limit employees so clock in will only be available within the timeframe of their assigned shifts, and when their shift ends, they will be automatically clocked out.
You can also expand the timeframe and decide that users can for instance clock in 5 minutes before their shift starts, and will be automatically clocked out 5 minutes after as seen in the screenshot below.
Important! The Time Clock and Schedule limitation is only available when your Time Clock and Job Schedule are synced. When this option is activated, when accessing the time clock, users will now be directed to their schedule and will have to clock in from there.
If their shift has not started, they will get a warning that shows that clock in is only available when their shift is about to start
Option 2: Limit users so they can only be clocked in within specific times
You can also set daily boundaries by specific hours for the clock in and clock out times.
Users won't be able to clock in prior to the daily designated times and will be automatically clocked out once reaching the daily hour limit.
If employees would try to clock in before the allowed clock in time, they would also be given the option to receive a reminder once the clock-in is available.
Option 3: Absences limitations
Determine how many days in advance users may send an absence request.
This will prevent employees from sending short-notice absence requests that might affect your team's approved schedule or which may just not be approved or declined on time.
To activate the Time Clock Limitations head to your Time Clock > Click on Settings at the top right > Select Limitations and activate the relevant Limitations for you and your team
Time Clock Limitations are available in the Expert plan and above