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Nov10

Wage Compensation for Undocumented Hours

If an employee never turned in a time card or documented his/her hours in any fashion (employees clock in electronically) am I required to pay them? This new hire also never completed new hire paperwork nor signed a contract or agreement, and never completed training.

The federal Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) establishes minimum wage, overtime pay, recordkeeping, and youth employment standards affecting employees in the private sector and in Federal, State, and local governments.

Employees should never be permitted to work until their new hire paperwork is completed and an employment agreement, if applicable, is signed. Regardless of whether such paperwork was completed, under the FLSA non-exempt employees must be paid for each hour worked.

It’s the employer’s responsibility to ensure employees are paid appropriately. So, even if the employee doesn’t complete a time card as required by company policy or doesn’t submit his hours in any way, it’s up to the employer to find out how many hours the employee worked and pay him accordingly.

This entry was posted on Tuesday, November 10th, 2015 at 9:18 pm and is filed under
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