The DOL put out a news release yesterday about its new timesheet app for smartphones. I just installed the app on my phone and so far it does seem easy to use. I can see how it would be helpful for hourly employees, especially in industries like construction where the work is often away from a facility.
I wonder if future versions of the app could help with some of the emerging smartphone/email wage and hour issues. For instance, you could tell your phone what numbers were work-related. That way, when you receive a call from Boss in your free time, the app could add the minutes of the call to your timesheet. Similarly, every time you log into your work email, or read a work text, the app could add that time (or some estimate) into your timesheet.