Not every church employee is full-time or salaried. Do you have to use a time card for part-time church staff? It seems like such a hassle if they always work the same number of hours each week, even if it’s only fifteen.
The short answer is yes – you really do have to use a time card for part-time church staff. But there is some flexibility:
Use Any Method
Here’s what the US Department of Labor has to say about time cards:
Employers may use any timekeeping method they choose. For example, they may use a time clock, have a timekeeper keep track of employee’s work hours, or tell their workers to write their own times on the records. Any timekeeping plan is acceptable as long as it is complete and accurate.”
Those with a Fixed Schedule
That same publication goes on to say that if the employee has a fixed schedule that doesn’t vary much, you can just have a pre-printed schedule and indicate that the employee stuck to it.
If they work more or less hours, that can be noted on the schedule, but only on an exception basis. If there are variations every week, then you really need to go back to a true time card system.
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