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Timekeeping Records – Department of Labor Laws

Every company needs to keep track of employee time – whether that’s accomplished with antiquated paper timesheets or sophisticated web-based applications, it is needed in order to know how many hours to pay their employees.

Time sheet documents are also required by the DOL and they can keep  a company out of trouble if ever they are subpoenaed.


The Federal Government defines specific record keeping regulations as follows:

“Records on which wage computations are based should be retained for two years, i.e., time cards and piece work tickets, wage rate tables, work and time schedules, and records of additions to or deductions from wages.” From the Department of Labor

Having employees track their time on and off the clock is an important task but managers are often stuck with the more daunting task of maintaining those records.

Where do you put all the weekly time sheets for employees past and present and how do you sort through them when you actually need them?

Stored Online Forever

Well, maybe not exactly forever, but for much longer than you’ll ever need them. Since we’ve been in business (2004) we’ve never deleted a single record and, because time stamp records don’t take up much storage space, we don’t ever intend to. Even if you stop using our software, your records will still be sitting on our servers, just in case you ever need them.

Easy Access to Your Time Records

Your records are available any time of any day and reports can be downloaded to your computer for a group of employees, for a single employee, and for a given date range. Even if you quit using our service, we’ll still give you access to your time records.

Audit Trail

We keep a full audit trail for each and every time stamp so that there can never be any disputes about changes made to a record.

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