US Department of Labor announces mobile timesheet app now available for Spanish-speaking workers, employers to record, track, compute wages
WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Labor today announced that the Spanish-language version of the department’s Timesheet App for iOS or Android devices – that tracks work hours, break time, overtime worked and calculates wages due – is now available for free download.
The update expands worker and employer access to the department’s Wage and Division Timesheet App to record hours accurately and help ensure that employers pay their workers their legally earned wages and avoid costly violations of federal labor laws.
“Too often, vulnerable workers may not know their rights, may not understand English and may fear losing their job or hurting their immigration status if they ask questions about their employers’ pay practices,” said Principal Deputy Wage and Hour Administrator Jessica Looman. “Making our Timesheet App more accessible to more workers will help us reach and inform them, help them track their hours and earnings, and show them we are here to help when they need us.”
A joint effort of the division and the department’s Office of the Chief Information Officer, the 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. The app provides instruction and guidance to ensure more workers can maintain a record of work hours and verify that pay records are correct.
For employers, the app provides easily accessible and current timekeeping information on their mobile device. Employers and employees can use the app to enter all data and calculate wages due, regardless of whether employees are paid by the hour, on a salary basis or by the piece. The app provides detailed earnings calculations and offers pay frequency options depending on that day’s work. Extended commenting capabilities to improve communication between field employees and their employers are also available.
In fiscal year 2022, Wage and Hour Division investigations recovered more than $213 million for nearly 153,000 workers. Notably, the division recovered more than $114 million for workers in low-wage industries including food services, agriculture, healthcare, construction and retail.
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 Wage and Hour Division confidentially with questions – regardless of where they are from – and the department can speak with callers in more than 200 languages.