Shaping Smarter Regulations

Require Paystubs for All workers

There is currently no federal requirement that employers give workers paystubs. As many as 20 million U.S. workers do not receive documentation that outlines how their pay is calculated or what deductions were taken from their wages. It is often the case that those who do not receive paystubs are the ones most likely to be victims of wage theft.


The U.S. Department of Labor already requires employers to keep records for three years on how workers were paid. The USDOL can amend its record-keeping rules to require employers give pay calculations to the worker who earned it.


It is vital for workers to receive a list of deductions taken from their wages. A Paystubs for All regulation would help workers understand their pay and become more effective advocates for themselves if they could clearly understand their paychecks.



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Idea No. 10