“I think there might have been a mistake in my pay a few months ago, but my boss won’t let me see my pay history.”
All employers must make available certain information to employees and provide it to them upon request in a timely fashion. Records that employees are entitled to see include:
• Employee’s paycheck
• Pay slip or check stub
• Employee’s pay history
The pay slip must show the employer’s name, employee’s name, date, number of hours worked, hourly rate of pay and amounts of deductions or increases made for the pay period. An employer must provide all this information to their employees.
For at least 2 years, every employer must keep a true and accurate record of each employee’s pay history. They must keep track of the amount paid each pay period to each employee, and the number of hours worked each day and each week by each employee.
In addition, a new Massachusetts law states that an employer must notify an employee within ten days if there has been a negative addition to their personal record. Examples of negative additions include information that may affect future employment, promotion, transfer, additional compensation or disciplinary action.
Furthermore, every employer must allow every employee the opportunity to inspect those records. An employee must receive a copy of their record within five business days of his request.
If are being denied access to your pay records, or have not been receiving documentation of your pay, contact us today.
This information is not a do-it-yourself guide to resolving employment disputes or handling employment litigation. While some may find this useful for understanding the basic issues and their legal context, it is NOT a substitute for experienced legal counsel and does not provide legal advice. Please contact the team at Gordon Law Group to discuss your specific case.