Churches must record and preserve specified information and records to show compliance with Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) provisions relating to minimum wage, overtime, equal pay and child labor, for each employee COVERED by FLSA

Retention Period: 3 Years Required

  • Name, address
  • Date of birth
  • Gender, occupation
  • Workweek days
  • If paid O/T… regular pay rate and exclusions
  • Wage basis
  • Hours worked
  • Straight-time earnings
  • Weekly overtime pay
  • Deductions from and additions to wages
  • Pay period covered
  • Pay dates
  • Wages paid by pay period
  • Retroactive payment
  • Also, payroll certificates, and benefit plan documents.

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