On May 9, 2011, the US Department of Labor (DOL) announced the launch of its first smartphone application, the “DOL-Timesheet” designed specifically for employees. In a DOL news release that same day, Secretary of Labor Hilda Solis stated that by leveraging “increasingly popular and available technology …this app will help empower workers to understand and stand up for their rights when employers have denied their hard-earned pay.” However, this tool can be problematic for small to mid-sized businesses. Employers need to take extra caution to ensure that employees are absolutely paid correctly, complaints are handled effectively, and recordkeeping is maintained accurately.
DOL Timesheet Currently Available for iPhone and iPod Touch
The free app is currently compatible with the iPhone and iPod Touch. The Labor Department will explore updates that could enable similar versions for other smartphone platforms, such as Android and BlackBerry, and other pay features not currently provided for, such as tips, commissions, bonuses, deductions, holiday pay, pay for weekends, shift differentials and pay for regular days of rest.
Learn More About the DOL Free Smartphone App for Your Employees
To find get more details about the DOL free smartphone App for our employees, be sure to read the featured article by the HR pros at MyHRSupportCenter, The US DOL’s Free Smartphone App…Made for Your Employees, Part I. If you’re not yet signed up or would like a free trial of MyHRSupportCenter, contact Vision Payroll today.