TN 14 (08-92)

RS 01403.060 Employee's Own Record of Wages

A. POLICY

1. List of Sources

Sources include complete:

  1. account books;

  2. piece-work books;

  3. notebooks; and

  4. other personal records.

2. Probative Value

The probative value of these records is weak because such records serve the individual's own interest, but regular, complete, and genuine records may corroborate other secondary evidence.

B. PROCEDURE

1. Development

Obtain a signed (and dated) statement from employee (or his/her representative/survivor) showing:

  1. who made the entries on the record;

  2. whether entries were made currently;

  3. the basis of the entries;

  4. whether any statements, pay-envelopes, etc., were furnished by the employer, and, if so, what became of them; and

  5. reconciliation of all discrepancies and explanation of all inaccuracies to the extent possible.

2. Examination and Clarification of Evidence

  1. Check all computations in the record;

  2. Note if wages received from another employer and properly reported are included in the record;

  3. Document the above in the file.

3. Migrant Farm Workers

Follow instructions in RS 01403.077 to develop evidence of wages for migrant farm workers.


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RS 01403.060 - Employee's Own Record of Wages - 06/10/1996
Batch run: 01/27/2009
Rev:06/10/1996