Timesheet Templates: Weekly, Bi-Weekly, and Monthly

Managing time takes too much time. That’s the ironic case for many companies. Especially, those that manage hourly workers and run weekly or bi-weekly payroll runs. That explains why so many of us let time management slip between the productivity cracks and succumb to inaccuracy or worse. In fact, it’s not even a case of mismanagement of time as it is a case of no time management at all.

According to a recent study by AffinityLife, firms can lose a whopping $50,000 annually per employee due to insufficient tracking of time spent answering client communications. In total, almost 40% of respondents report never track the time spent reading and answering client emails. If your business model requires running timesheets to determine billable hours – then, Houston, we have a serious problem.

Timesheets are important for more than accurate billings. They also act as a legal document offering protection from litigation by an employee or vendor.

It’s evident that you can’t properly run a business without having a timesheet as one of your company’s pillar documents.

Below you’ll find timesheet templates for weekly, bi-weekly, and monthly payroll runs


Overtime after 8 daily hours [Excel (xls) | PDF]

Overtime after 40 weekly hours [Excel | PDF]

With lunch breaks [Excel| PDF]

By project [Excel | PDF]

Night shift (no paid breaks) [Excel | PDF]


Standard bi-weekly [Excel (xls)| PDF]


Standard (no paid breaks) [Excel (xls)| PDF]

With sick leave & PTO [Excel | PDF]

Obviously, having great timesheet templates is a good start to brining accuracy to your payroll. But, the thing with timesheets is not that they don’t work but that your employees don’t comply. Nobody likes doing timesheets, that’s why many will not do their timesheets every day, even though that tends to increase timesheet accuracy. When using pen and paper timesheets there is no good way to make sure everybody fills in their timesheets on-time, in a clear manner, free of errors, and “misunderstandings”.

Why don’t people do their timesheets?

    1. Timesheets aren’t part of the job description
      Obviously, timesheets aren’t fun but neither are most aspects of a job description. We still do them anyway. The timesheet is perceived as something outside the actual job description. Since it’s both a pain and a perceived elective – many procrastinate on it.
    2. Because, math, that’s why
      Beyond being just a pain in the you know what, timesheets can trigger cold sweats of the kind you haven’t felt since 10th grade algebra.

Hit the easy button on your timesheets

Connecteam automates the timesheet process using a time tracking app with a built in time clock. All employees and vendors need to do is clock in and out and their shifts, overtime, vacation, sick leave will automatically be calculated and exported to your payroll software. The app also let’s employees request shifts and absences. Then, managers can approve those shifts and absences straight from the easy to use dashboard and they auto-populate the user’s timesheets.

Time to run payroll?

Excellent! With Connecteam running payroll is easy. Employees can fill out a timesheet confirmation form confirming their timesheets. The forms live in the Launch Pad (manager’s dashboard) and are always available for reference.

Changes are also done in a quick and easy way with full transparency throughout the entire process.

Bring peace of mind to your payroll and timesheets. With Connecteam, time tracking compliance and invoicing will always be accurate, quick, and easy.

Connecteam’s time tracking app is insanely affordable as it’s the only app to offer fixed monthly plans: starting at $29-$72 a month for up to 200 users. Start now!

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