Record Keeping Requirements for Employers under the FLSA - VLF Video Educational Series
Vlf Video Educational Series – Record Keeping Requirements for Employers Under the Flsa
Joseph: Hello and welcome to another installment of VLF’s Video Education Series. Today we are discussing recordkeeping requirements under the Fair Labor Standards Act or the FLSA.
Charles: Under the Fair Labor Standards Act or FLSA, it is the employers’ burden to keep records of the time worked. Joe what are we looking at as far as records for the hours’ worked?
Joe: Well, the employer has to keep accurate records, which would mean timecards or some sort of punched it, punched out system or some other methods so that the hours can be accurately recorded and it could be determined whether or not overtime is due.
Charles: Gentleman what other types of records that an employer must keep to meet its burden of having employee records of the work week on a weekly basis.
Joseph: As Mr. Lanza mentioned, you have to do it on a week basis, which means what you can’t do is— for example you pay every two weeks, well over two weeks you’re daily hours is you might have 45 the first and 35 the second so we are going to pay you just straight time, that would be a violation.
Charles: These kind of cases show up in court, we are seeing a high incidence of litigation concerning the Fair Labor Standards Act. You also have employees who file these suits that arbitrarily claim that they worked 60 or 70 hours a week. What’s an employer to do? What’s a recourse to that?