Some companies allow a Grace Period on Tardiness whereby, if employees clock in within the Grace Period, their attendance will not be deducted. Salarium allows the creation of  Tardiness Rules to set the time for the Grace Period. Different Grace Periods can also be assigned to different ranks within the company.

Note: Before proceeding, you have to ensure that you have created Rank Types.

To create and assign a Tardiness Rule to your employees by their rank, click Company Setups > Time > Schedules >Tardiness Rules. Click Add Tardiness Rule.


A form will pop up. Fill out the form to create and assign the Tardiness Rule.

  • Rank – select the rank to which the Tardiness Rule will apply.
  • Within  Grace Period  - define how long the Grace Period is, in minutes
  • From the beginning of the shift – the amount of minutes to be subtracted from the clock-in, the result of which will be deducted from the employee's attendance

For example:

If the employee clocks in 8:38 am for the 8 am – 5 pm shift, since the employee has exceeded the maximum amount of tardiness, the tardiness rule will be voided and employee will be marked tardy for full 38 minutes.

  • From the end of the grace period – the amount of minutes to be subtracted from the time after the tardiness rules apply, the result of which will be deducted from the employee's attendance

For example:

If the employee clocks in at 8:35 am for the 8 am – 5 pm shift with a Grace Period of 30 minutes, the employee will be deducted 5 minutes.

Click Add. Otherwise, click Cancel.  You will be led back to the Tardiness Rules page.

Editing the Tardiness Rule

To edit the Tardiness Rule, click on the Tardiness Rule you want to edit. The Edit Tardiness Deduction Policy form will pop up. Click Save afterwards to apply your edits. Otherwise, click Cancel.

Deleting the Tardiness Rule

You can also delete the Tardiness Rules you have created, either one at a time or simultaneously. To delete one at a time, tick the box of the Tardiness Rule you would like to delete and click the Trash button next to the Add Tardiness Rules button.

A warning prompt will appear.

Click Proceed. You will be lead back to the Tardiness Rules page and the deleted Tardiness Rule will no longer be visible.  If you want to delete several Tardiness Rules simultaneously, click the tick box at the first column and a Trash button will appear next to the Add Tardiness Rules button.  All of the boxes will be ticked. You can untick the boxes for the Tardiness Rules you do not want to delete. Click the Trash button.


When you click the Trash Button, a warning prompt will appear.

Click Yes to delete the multiple Tardiness Rules. Otherwise, click No. You are now ready to add a new Tardiness Rule.