Hello! I have fallen into an office manager position for a small company. Hard to believe, I know, but we do our payroll by hand. I've been doing it the way that I was taught by the previous office manager, for example,

Let's say an employee punches in at 7am, out at 11, back in at 12 and out for the day at 5. Let's say I use military time, and this formula: 17:00-12:00+11:00-07:00 =hours worked. I take the resulting figure and multiply it by rate of pay. Assuming that no employee punches in and out exactly on the hour, and we are a very lax company, there is always an "odd" number of minutes involved. It occurred to me that there are 60 minutes in an hour, and my calculator measures by 100's, not in minutes. I hope this makes sense. I think this means my calculations are inaccurate. Let's say that I do the calculating the way I mentioned, and the resulting figure is 8.73. How does this translate into minutes? It doesn't seem to be nine hours and 13 minutes, but it's also not eight hours and seventy three hundredths. What is it? What do I then do with this figure to make the employee's pay accurate? Can somebody help me, let's say the employee is making 10$ per hour.

Let's say an employee punches in at 7am, out at 11, back in at 12 and out for the day at 5. Let's say I use military time, and this formula: 17:00-12:00+11:00-07:00 =hours worked. I take the resulting figure and multiply it by rate of pay. Assuming that no employee punches in and out exactly on the hour, and we are a very lax company, there is always an "odd" number of minutes involved. It occurred to me that there are 60 minutes in an hour, and my calculator measures by 100's, not in minutes. I hope this makes sense. I think this means my calculations are inaccurate. Let's say that I do the calculating the way I mentioned, and the resulting figure is 8.73. How does this translate into minutes? It doesn't seem to be nine hours and 13 minutes, but it's also not eight hours and seventy three hundredths. What is it? What do I then do with this figure to make the employee's pay accurate? Can somebody help me, let's say the employee is making 10$ per hour.

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