The Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) requires that employers track hours worked by nonexempt employees, who typically are paid by the hour. Although you can choose your own timekeeping system, it’s essential that the records you keep are accurate and complete. It is important to be abreast of the latest in timekeeping technology and on top of employee timekeeping so as to ensure employees are not working too much or too little.
Timekeeping system options
The evolution of technology has yielded an increased selection of timekeeping systems, including online web portals, mobile device options, and biometric systems. Despite the growing use of computerized timekeeping systems, some employers prefer to stick with old-school timekeeping methods, such as paper forms and paper punch cards. Regardless of the timekeeping system used, the goal should be to reduce timecard errors and bolster compliance.