US Department of Labor launches Android timesheet app for workers, employers to record work hours, overtime, breaks; compute wages
WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division and Office of the Chief Information Officer today launched an app for use on Android devices that helps track work hours, break time, overtime hours and calculates wages due. The department previously launched the iOS version of the division’s Timesheet App.
The Timesheet App allows workers to ensure all their hours of work are recorded, including those hours when they telework, travel, perform pre- or post-shift work, or log-in while on-call. Workers can maintain a record of their work hours on the app to ensure their pay records are correct or to use if a pay dispute arises.
For employers, the app helps ensure that up-to-date timekeeping information is easily accessible in one location on their mobile device. Whether employees are paid hourly, by salary or by the piece, employers and employees can use this app to enter all relevant data and calculate the wages due. The app also performs detailed earnings calculations, enabling users to select from several pay frequency options depending on that day’s work. The app also allows extended commenting capabilities, facilitating more effective communication between employees in the field and their employers.
“By empowering workers with our Timesheet App, we are helping to prevent wage and hour violations before they occur,” said Acting Administrator of the Wage and Hour Division Jessica Looman. “This app allows workers – particularly those who may be vulnerable to wage theft – to track their hours and earnings and obtain help when they need it.”
In fiscal year 2021, the division recovered more than $230 million in back wages for more than 190,000 workers. Nearly $126 million was recovered for workers in low-wage industries including food services, agriculture, healthcare, construction and retail.
“As of June 29, 2022, the iOS version of the division’s Timesheet App has been downloaded more than 35,000 times. We are hopeful that the number of downloads will more than double with the availability of this Android version,” Looman added.
Learn more about the Wage and Hour Division, including a search tool to use if you think you may be owed back wages collected by the division. Workers can call the division confidentially with questions – regardless of their immigration status – and the department can speak with callers in more than 200 languages.