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He who has the best time records usually wins a wage-and-hour lawsuit

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The Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) and Department of Labor (DOL) regulations require employers to track all hours worked so employees can be paid for all the time they spend working. That’s especially true for hourly employees.

But what about tracking hours for so-called exempt employees who aren’t eligible for overtime pay for hours worked over 40 per week?

Your best bet is to track their hours, too. That’s true even if they work from home, are on the road or otherwise don’t show up in an office to punch a time clock.

That’s because if an exempt employee challenges the exemption and sues, and if you can’t produce time records, the court will look to the employee’s records. Don’t leave yourself defenseless. Track hours even for employees you consider exempt.

Recent case: Greg worked as a field service engineer for six years. His employer classified Greg and other field engineers as exempt employees.

Greg’s job was to instal...(register to read more)

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