Late Timecards No Reason to Withhold Pay

Employers tempted to withhold pay as a reminder for workers to submit their hours on time may want to avoid such actions. Under the federal Fair Labor Standards Act, employers are prohibited from establishing policies that state that if employees fail to turn in time cards at the specified times, they will not get paid. Employers should contact the employee in order to establish the number of hours worked during the pay period, if the employee does not provide that information in a timely manner.

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