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Monday, May 6, 2013 at 10:49am


The Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) requires employers to preserve records relating to hours worked and compensation for three years, this includes both current and former employees. The basic records that are required to be kept include:
·        (1) Employee name and social security number;
·        (2) Address including zip code;
·        (3) Birth date (if younger than 19);
·        (4) Sex and occupation;
·        (5) Time and day of week when employee’s workweek begins;
·        (6) Hours worked each day;
·        (7) Travel hours worked each day;
·        (8) Basis on which employee’s wages are paid;
·        (9) Regular pay rate;
·        (10) Total daily or weekly straight-time earnings;
·        (11) Total overtime earnings for the workweek;
·        (12) All additions to or deductions from the employees wages;
·        (13) Total wages paid each pay period;
·        (14) Date of payment and the pay period covered by the payment.
The records may be kept at the place of employment or in a central records office, but must be produced within 72 hours following a request from the Department of Labor (DOL).
28 CFR §516