18% of Surveyed Workforce Isn’t Responsible for Tracking Their Own Time


You’re not the only one tracking time for your crew

Since 1985, over 119,000 companies have violated the Davis-Bacon Act and failed to pay employees the prevailing wage on government-contracted projects. As a result, those companies have paid well over $197 million in back wages to employees, according to data from the United States Department of Labor’s (DOL) Wage and Hour Division.

These violations have come to light thanks, in part, to the complicated processes for submitting certified payroll reports in any given city or state. The DOL’s findings also show 89 percent of total violations are in construction, an industry of mobile workforces that jump frequently from job site to job site. All that led us to the question: Who is responsible for keeping track of employee time at workplaces and job sites across the country?

So we conducted a survey of 1,000 employees over the age of 18 to find out how their time is tracked on the job. Check out the infographic below to see the results.

Who’s Responsible for Keeping Track of Employee Time? Out of 1,000 US workers over the age of 18 surveyed: 66% were hourly employees AND 16% were salaried employees BUT 18% had their time tracked by a manager MEANWHILE 25% of time is tracked on paper and spreadsheets