Tracking hours worked is a task that many employees wind up having to do when it should be the employer who handles it. Why? Employers are required to track the hours worked by their employees, so they make the appropriate payments, including overtime payments to employees who are eligible. Let's take a look at how employers can track your hours.
If you are a worker in California, it is likely that you will have the right to be paid the state minimum wage. There are some exceptions to having the right to minimum wage. For example, you are not subject to the minimum wage law if you are the parent, spouse or child of your employer, if you are an apprentice employed under the State Division of Apprentice Standards or if you are an outside salesperson.
All employees in the state of California have the right to be paid overtime if they are eligible under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). However, many employers fall short on payment responsibilities regarding their employees. Some employees are owed months or even years of unpaid overtime, which in some cases can amount to thousands of dollars.
Among the things that can cut into how much money a worker takes home are deductions. There are a range of deductions workers could find taken from their paychecks by their employer. Take, for example, a deduction pretty much all workers are familiar with, deductions for taxes.