Tag Archives: recordkeeping

Tenth Circuit Affirms District Court Ruling Rejecting “Off-the-Clock” Claim

The federal regulations to the FLSA impose recordkeeping burdens on employers (see, e.g., 29 CFR § 516.2) but those same records are most vital in assisting employers’ defense of claims of unrecorded work hours ("off the clock" claims). That utility was exemplified this week by a new decision from the Court of Appeals for the Tenth … Continue Reading

I Can’t Go To Jail For Wage and Hour Recordkeeping Violations – Or Can I?

As most employers know, the United States Department of Labor has extensive regulations regarding the nature and scope of records employers covered by the Act must maintain. See 29 CFR § 516.1, et seq. Many state laws contain analogous provisions. See, e.g. NY Labor Law § 195. While violations of these recordkeeping requirements can lead to civil penalties, (standing alone … Continue Reading

Court Denies Claim For Alleged Unpaid Overtime Despite Employer’s Failure To Maintain Required Records

As discussed here, an employer’s maintenance of accurate records of hours worked by employees is not only a substantive requirement of the FLSA, but an essential component to defending against “off the clock” claims. But what happens if an employee brings such a claim and the employer has not maintained records? Is the employer defenseless? The … Continue Reading

Jackson Lewis Attends Wage and Hour Division Public Forum Articulating DOL Enforcement Agenda

On Friday, May 21, 2010, the Department of Labor, Wage and Hour Division held a public Stakeholder Forum, during which key members of the Wage and Hour Division (WHD) discussed WHD’s goals and regulatory agenda. Jackson Lewis attended the Forum.  After welcoming the crowd, Nancy Leppink, the WHD Deputy Administrator pointed out some of WHD’s accomplishments … Continue Reading

USDOL Officials Discuss Misclassification and Other Initiatives To Encourage Employer Compliance with FLSA

During the week of April 26, senior Labor Department officials discussed upcoming rules and initiatives. In a web chat, Nancy Leppink, deputy administrator of the Wage and Hour Division, stated that the agency will issue proposed rules covering numerous areas including companionship services, child labor and recordkeeping within the next 18 months.    The proposed recordkeeping rules are … Continue Reading
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