DOL Timesheet App: Encouraging Wage/Hour Disputes?


On May 9, 2011, the U.S. Department of Labor, Wage and Hour Division, released the "DOL Timesheet App." Although its accuracy and utility in its current form are questionable, the DOL touts this application as allowing workers to track their work time and wages owed.

The DOL Timesheet App is available for Apple's iPhone, iPod Touch, and iPad in English and Spanish. It can be downloaded free from the Apple iTunes App Store. Because this app is an “official” DOL app, it is likely to be used by some workers, thus underscoring the need for employers to ensure that their timekeeping and payroll practices are accurate and defensible.

The DOL’s press release encourages employees to use the app to challenge the employer’s wage and hour records.

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