In many states, you risk large financial damages, personal liability or even jail time for violations. Timekeeping problems put you at significant risk.
Use this checklist as a guide to see if you have any obvious problems in your timekeeping that expose you to risk of violation. We also recommend that you consult legal, accounting, payroll and HR experts to ensure you are doing all you can to protect yourself, your company and your employees.
Do you have consistent timekeeping procedures? Are they well documented? What do you do when an employee doesn't comply with your procedures? How are you tracking overtime and allocating job codes?
Simply put, there's a lot that goes into maintaining compliance with timekeeping. And truth be told, staying compliant usually makes your life easier by preventing workplace issues. This checklist will set you straight.
George Emerling, Vice President, The Emerling Agency
Lisa Carpenter, Director of Human Resources at Olean Wholesale Grocery Coop
Kevin Casey, Chief Operating Officer at Mead Square Pharmacy