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Creating Labor Categories and Billable Hours
Creating Labor Categories and Billable Hours
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Written by Charlene Morris
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In Limble, labor categories allow users to categorize their labor to log their time. This can be useful if wages change for weekend or holiday rates, or if tasks or users are billed to different departments.

This article will teach you how to create labor categories and how to add a labor category to a task.

(Note: only Super Users can create and configure labor categories.)

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Create Labor Categories

Go to the configuration page (only accessible by super users) and scroll down to the Billing Settings header. Select "Customize."

In the new window, select "+ Add Labor Category."

Add a name for each category and select which of the 3 options you want to use for the billable rate. You can input a pay rate, use the user's wage, or add an overtime category with a multiplier that will automatically adjust the pay rate for overtime hours.

Add a Category to a Task

When you add time to a task, you will be required to select a labor category.


The categories of time will be tracked in the completed task.

After completing the task you can edit the time spent and billable hours. This allows you to have different hours recorded for each if necessary.

(Note: labor categories and rates for tasks are only accessible in a completed task state. Only users with permissions #48 'Edit Completed Tasks' and #142 'View Labor Costs' can access and edit labor categories.

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