Fulfill Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) Recordkeeping Requirements

Key Points

  • The Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) requires an employer to keep and maintain a variety of records about its employees.
  • The type of records that must be kept vary depending on whether the employee is exempt or nonexempt under the FLSA, whether the employer claims a credit toward the minimum wage, whether an employee's overtime pay is calculated using certain alternative methods and whether a public employee receives compensatory time off.
  • An employer may keep records in any format, whether written on paper or stored in an electronic file, as long as they are complete and accurate.

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