A U.S. Department of Labor (“DOL”) announcement: The DOL has made available its first application for smartphones, a timesheet to help employees independently track the hours they work and determine the wages they are owed. Available in English and Spanish, users conveniently can track regular work hours, break time and any overtime hours for one or more employers. This new technology is significant because, instead of relying on their employers’ records, workers now can keep their own records. This information could prove invaluable during a Wage and Hour Division investigation when an employer has failed to maintain accurate employment records. The timesheet is here.
Published By Stanley D. Baum, New York ERISA attorney. Handling matters in ERISA, employee benefits, executive compensation, disability, and employment law for employers, individuals and unions.