The failure to maintain adequate and sufficient timekeeping records under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) can result in a substantial back pay award. Under the FLSA, the burden is on the employer to maintain and preserve such records.  If this burden is not properly met, courts will accept as evidence of overtime worked information provided by the employee, whose recollections about the number of hours worked will undoubtedly be much more generous than those of the employer. Also, case law has established that an employer’s failure to produce required records creates a presumption that those records would have been favourable to the plaintiff’s cause of action and detrimental to the employer’s position.

Learning Objectives

As your organization considers this important area of human resource management, it should ask the following questions:

  • What information, records, and files (IRF) am I required to create, collect, and maintain?
  • What IRF am I prohibited from creating, collecting, and/or maintaining?
  • What privacy issues should be considered?
  • Once my organization has the information and data, what do I ? should I ? do with this material?
  • Who should have access to this information?
  • Where should my organization keep it?
  • How long should my organization keep it?

Area Covered In The Webinar

Why should you attend?

This Webinar discusses the creation, management, and retention of information, records, and files (IRF). It is designed to familiarize your organization with IRF basics and to assist it in the development of coordinated and effective policies and procedures. It includes risk management and loss management issues you should consider in managing your organization’s record management activities.

Who Will Benefit

  • HR professionals
  • Payroll managers
  • Operations managers
  • CFOs
  • Risk managers
  • Compliance managers
  • External and Internal Auditors


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Ronald Adler is the President-CEO of Laurdan Associates, Inc., a veteran-owned, human resource management consulting firm specializing in HR audits, employment practices liability risk management, HR Know More

Mr. Ronald Adler