Tracking wages owed and hours worked is now easier for employees with the U.S. Department of Labor’s app for smartphones. With this application, employees can track their regular work hours, overtime hours and meal breaks for one or more employers. Employees will have a simpler time comparing their own time records with those of their employers.
Employers face triple damages for violations of the Massachusetts wage and hour laws, including failure to pay overtime, deducting for unused meal breaks and misclassifying workers. It certainly will not be long before the employee’s own wage and hour records are being compared with the employer’s records in a lawsuit.