No Timesheet? Employers Still Must Pay Wages on Time.

April 05, 2018

You must pay your employees on time, even if they fail to turn in a timesheet.

Most employees submit their timesheets like clockwork, but some employees struggle to remember, believe it or not! Occasional forgetfulness is one thing – we all get busy – but chronic forgetfulness can be trying to managers and supervisors, not to mention payroll.

It may be tempting to withhold pay until a timesheet is turned in, but the law says otherwise. The U.S. Department of Labor mandates that employers must pay employees on the regular payday for the pay period in which the workweek ends.

This means you – or the direct supervisor – need to talk to the employee and discover the number of hours worked to submit to payroll. Even if it’s late, the employee still should complete and turn in the timesheet.

If this is a chronic issue, consider implementing disciplinary warnings or a systematic reminder to all employees.

If you’re considering the move to an online time clock, HUB Time Clock offers you lots of great benefits. You can find more information here or you can call your payroll specialist at 717.766.1777 to learn more.