Time Clocking: Locking Timesheets and Pay Periods in 7shifts for Admins & Managers

The Time Clocking page is getting a new look! This new experience was developed to improve visibility, increase efficiency, and make additional features more easily accessible. Click here to learn more.

Lock a pay period to add an extra level of data security and documentation! Before exporting labor data from 7shifts to payroll, a locked pay period can ensure:

  • Labor data does not change post-payroll
  • All paid wages are documented
  • Assistant managers/Managers cannot make changes to punches once payroll prep has been finalized

⚠️ Only Admins have access to lock and unlock a pay period.

⚠️  Locking Timesheets and Pay Periods are only available on the web app and require 7punches.

⚠️ Access to this feature may require an upgrade from your current plan. 

Lock a Pay Period

  1. Log into the web app as an Admin.

  2. Select the Time Clocking tab > click Review next to a pay period date:

  3. Close all your Timesheets. In the Locations dropdown menu > select All Locations > click Close all timesheets : 

  4. Select Lock Timesheet:

Unlock a Pay Period

  1. Login as an Admin.

  2. In the navigation bar, select the Time Clocking tab. Once on the Pay Period page, select Review next to a locked pay period:


  3. Select Unlock timesheet:

  4. Click Ok to acknowledge the warning (letting you know that Assistant Managers/Managers will now be able to reopen the timesheet and make edits):


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