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Getting Stiffed On Pay? The DOL Has An App For That

Worried your employer isn’t paying you every penny? Now you can track your hours and wages on your smartphone, because the U.S. Department of Labor has an app for that. And it's free!

From the official U.S. DOL press release:
Available in English and Spanish, users conveniently can track regular work hours, break time and any overtime hours for one or more employers. Glossary, contact information and materials about wage laws are easily accessible through links to the Web pages of the department's Wage and Hour Division.

Additionally, through the app, users will be able to add comments on any information related to their work hours; view a summary of work hours in a daily, weekly and monthly format; and email the summary of work hours and gross pay as an attachment.

This new technology is significant because, instead of relying on their employers' records, workers now can keep their own records. This information could prove invaluable during a Wage and Hour Division investigation when an employer has failed to maintain accurate employment records.

You can read more about the DOL's timesheet app and download it here.

If you're an employer, you might want to double check to make sure your math is correct just in case an employee goes to the payroll department, whips out her smartphone and says, "I think we have a problem here. Your numbers don't match mine." No one said technology always makes your life easier.

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