According to Hart Research Associates, 9 in 10 fast food workers don’t get all the pay they earned.

Employers can make mistakes when recording your hours, and unethical employers intentionally “short” their workers on hours.

And a common employer error is not paying overtime properly. If you’re eligible for overtime pay, any hours you work over 40 in a week (usually) have to be paid at 1.5 times your normal hourly wage.

By tracking your hours in HourTracker, you can catch any mistakes your employer makes, and you’ll know what your gross pay should be (including overtime). Fixing the problem might be as simple as showing your supervisor your HourTracker records.

Unfortunately, bad employers might short you on hours or overtime pay on purpose, and you might need to get legal or government help to get the money you’re owed. Having your own record of the hours you worked is important documentation to support your claim. People who don’t have these records have a much more difficult time recovering lost pay. And because HourVoice “timestamps” your log entries, you can prove you kept timely records that will better stand up in court.

So, at the end of every shift, record your hours on HourTracker, and build a Timesheet every pay period for each of your jobs.