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  • Florida Hours Worked Exempt Employees

    Should exempt employees report how many hours they actually worked on their timecards and why? I have different managers saying different things and I can not get a consensus on anything.

    Thanks,

    Stefanie

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    There is no governmental imposed legal requirement that employers are required to collect hours worked for Exempt employees. However, there also is no prohibition. Employers are allowed to require Exempt employees submit detailed time and accurate time accounting records and failure to so is legal grounds for termination.

    Some employers require this and some do not. There are good reasons. Benefit hour tracking, protection against some employees are later reclassified as Non-Exempt, billing purposes and cost accounting purposes to name a few. More importantly, the employer does not legally need a good reason to require this. They legally can just require this.
    "Reality is that which, when you stop believing in it, doesn't go away".
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      The company is not required to do so, but it makes sense to do it for billing purposes if the time worked is directly billable to a client.

      It is also helpful if, at some point down the road, there is a challenge about the legitimacy of the OT exemption and the ruling is that the employee was non-exempt. Having precise records on hours worked keeps the regulators from guessing how much to charge the company. At least you won't be overcharged.
      Senior Professional in Human Resources and Certified Staffing Professional with over 30 years experience. Any advice provided is based upon experience and education, but does not constitute legal advice.

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