Record Keeping: Employment Lawyers Orlando
Employers in restaurants and businesses can come accustomed to having record keeping done in a way that was passed on to them from the generation before them, or just be unsure on the extensive amount of information that must be maintained. Under 29 CFR Part 516, there is a list provided for the FLSA’s record keeping regulations.
The Fair Labor Standard Act (FLSA) sets minimum wage, overtime pay, record keeping, and youth employment standards for employment subject to its provisions. Unless exempt, covered employees must be paid at least the minimum wage and not less than one and one-half times their regular rates of pay from overtime hours worked.
Records to be kept by employers range from posting, requirements of certain records, length records are to be retained, timekeeping, to total workweek hours. Employers must display an official poster outlining provisions of this Act, which is available at no cost of the employer from the local offices of the Wage and Hour Division. Records required to kept do not have any particular form to be maintained on, but the records must include certain identifying information about the employee, their hours worked and wages that are earned. A basic (but not inclusive) list includes: time and day of week when employee’s workweek begins, hours worked each day, total hours worked each workweek, basis on which employee’s wages are paid, and date of payment and pay period covered by the payment.
Employers must preserve payroll records, collective bargaining agreements, and sales and purchasing records for at least three years. Time cards, wage rates, work and time schedules and records of additions to or deductions from wages must be kept for two years and all must be readily accessible for inspection by the Division’s representatives.
If you believe you have dealt with any record keeping issues or would like to find out your rights under the FLSA, speak with Smith and Eulo for a free consultation on your case. Our lawyers are ready to help resolve your issues. Call us at 407-930-8912.