The federal Fair
Labor Standards Act (FLSA) and the laws in most states
require that employers keep accurate records of hours worked and wages
paid to nonexempt employees. Records of hours worked can be tracked
using a variety of methods, including handwritten time cards, time
clocks, or Web clocks, or through the use of terminals that can read
barcodes on badges, fingerprints and handprints, magnetic strips on
badges, or information typed into a keypad. There are even ways to
clock in from a mobile phone for employees telecommuting or traveling.
Any one of these methods is fine as long as accurate records are kept.
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