Keep An Eye On The Clock: Exempt Employees & Timekeeping

Posted on 08-11-2015 by
Tags: Labor Law , Trending News & Topics , Labor & Employment , Employment Law

Five ‘O Clock is widely seen as the finish line to the typical 9-5. 40- hour week job. This determine our pay check which determines our lifestyle. In order to get paid many of us have to keep track of the hours we worked.

But what about those who qualify the federal Fair Labor Standards Act minimum-wage and/or overtime exemption? This depends on two aspects according to LexisNexis® Legal Newsroom Labor and Employment Law:

Is Timekeeping Mandatory?

If an employee is exempt only from the FLSA's overtime requirement, then an accurate record of all their hours worked is necessary in order to ensure compliance with that law's minimum-wage provision.

Is Timekeeping Desirable?

Timekeeping could be seen as a desire to have a record of hours worked. This practice could come in handy a dispute ever arises about whether the employee actually met the applicable exemption requirements.

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