Actually, the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) does not require employers to issue pay statements to their employees. However, FLSA does mandate that employers keep accurate records of hours worked and wages paid to employees.

Although the FLSA does not require Employer’s to issue pay stubs, your individual state may required pay stubs be issued. Furthermore, your state may have very specific stipulations as to what must be listed on pay stubs. For instance Alabama has no provisions while South Carolina requires Gross Pay and itemized deductions to be listed. North Carolina requires only itemized deductions be listed while Georgia requires labor pools and work-site employers to provide hours worked, pay rate, and deductions.

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