Employers are subject to certain recordkeeping requirements.

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We’re here to help.

We are committed to helping you understand your rights as a worker. Many questions about wage rights may be answered by using the following elaws (Employment Laws Assistance for Workers and Small Businesses) Advisor:

For additional assistance, please contact:

The Wage and Hour Division of the U.S. Department of Labor: 1-866-4-US-WAGE (1-866-487-9243)

All discussions with us, including complaints, are free and confidential. Your name and the nature of the complaint will not be disclosed to your employer. The only time we would share such information is when necessary to pursue an allegation, and we would only do so then with your permission, or if required by a court.

Your employer must keep records of all wages paid and of all hours worked, regardless of where the work is performed (and regardless of immigration status). It is a good idea to keep your own record of your employer’s name, address, phone number, and the hours you worked.

We have a free timesheet app you can use with your iPhone to track hours, and a printable work hours calendar in English and Spanish to track your rate of pay, start and stop times, and arrival and departure times.

Additional resources

Need more information?
The elaws (Employment Laws Assistance for Workers and Small Businesses) Advisors are a set of online tools developed by the U.S. Department of Labor to help employees and employers understand their rights and responsibilities under Federal employment laws.