U.S. DOL Intends to Revise FLSA Recordkeeping Requirements

The federal Department of Labor (DOL) recently announced its intent to revise the regulations governing the recordkeeping requirements imposed on employers by the Fair Labor Standards Act. Specifically, the DOL’s Wage and Hour Division intends to propose revised regulations that would require employers to disclose how many hours were worked in a pay period, how pay has been computed, what deductions are being made, and whether proper time and one-half overtime pay has been included for overtime hours worked for each pay period.

In addition, the proposed regulations would “modernize” certain recordkeeping requirements by allowing for “automated and electronic recordkeeping systems and methods to take the place of mandatory paper records that are currently required in some instances for employees” who work from home.

The DOL anticipates issuing a notice of proposed rulemaking in August of 2010.

This entry was written by Christopher Kaczmarek.


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