Recently, my wife has been working for a local day care; she's hourly and gets paid biweekly. Since she started a few months ago, she has been paid by direct deposit a few times but has received no pay stubs. I realize that pay stubs are not required in the U.S., but what assurance do we have that they are paying her the correct hourly wage, paying her overtime, acknowledging all of her hours, or that they are performing the IRS withholdings correctly?
Should she be keeping track of the hours herself? In that case, it's going to be hard to calculate the correct take-home pay. Can we request some form of documentation from her employer? I assume they're still required to send us a W2 next January, but the W2 doesn't have enough information to show that they did everything correctly for the entire previous year.
I would worry less if this was an established chain of day cares, but AFAIK this local day care has only one location, and I don't have any reason to trust them (or not to trust them, I guess, but still).
What are our options here?