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Are your Florida employees secretly tracking their own hours?

On October 31, 2019 the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) released a new upgrade to its Mobile Timesheet App that allows employees to keep track of their own hours.  This phone app can be used by employees to challenge their employer’s payroll records.

The DOL describes the Timesheet App as a way that employees “and employers” can keep accurate records of hours on the job. The DOL-Timesheet App helps employees track regular work hours, break time, and overtime hours. The new version of the app also enhances the comments capability, offers multiple pay frequency options, and additional pay calculations.

This app provides a timesheet for employees and employers to record work time and calculate pay. It also performs overtime pay calculations at a rate of one and one-half times (1.5) the regular rate of pay for all hours the employee works over 40 in a workweek.

This DOL-Timesheet does not currently handle items such as tips, commissions, bonuses, deductions, holiday pay, pay for weekends, shift differentials, or pay for regular days of rest.

The recent upgrade includes the following new features:

•Added Daily, Bi-Weekly, Semi-Monthly, Monthly payment frequencies.

•Detailed earnings calculations.

•Allows the employee to export his/her timesheet date into a spreadsheet (csv) file format.

This app and the exported timesheets it creates can be used by employees to provide to the Department of Labor to assist in the launching of a Wage and Hour investigation against your Florida business.  Also, this app and the exported timesheets can be useful if the employee goes to a lawyer with the intention of suing the employer for improper wage payments.

If you need any assistance in the area of minimum wage or overtime or classifying workers as exempt from the FLSA, please email our firm or call the Law Office of David Miklas, P.A. at 1-772-465-5111.

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