Attestation refers to the process of an employee confirming the accuracy of their clock-ins and clock-outs for a particular pay period. Employee attestation safeguards employers in case an employee complains about the accuracy of their timecard. It also protects employers if an employee alleges they were underpaid for their work.
In labor management, employee attestation is all about minimizing compliance risk. As more jurisdictions put regulations in place around breaks and other time off, organizations need to track and collect important data to ensure they remain compliant.
Most modern workforce management solutions offer multiple options for employees to approve timesheet data. The key is finding the option that works best for your company.
Attestation tools allow managers to track trends in their reporting. This can help show when employees are seeing more errors in their timesheets by flagging timesheet rejections. In this example, the manager then needs to ask themselves if the timesheet process is clear enough. By both reporting on overall trends and making the process of attestation easy for your employees, your company can remain compliant more easily.
WFM Solutions for Streamlining Compliance Processes
Collecting and tracking pertinent attestation data is a central part of the workforce management toolbox. It’s a vital part of remaining compliant with applicable laws and collective bargaining agreements, and plays an important role in keeping track of your employees. Exploring your WFM solution’s attestation process is a useful exercise that can help streamline adherence to labor laws and regulations and could open up new areas of functionality.