Are screenshots of the company timeclock showing my work hours admissable in court for a paycheck dispute?

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Are screenshots of the company timeclock showing my work hours admissable in court for a paycheck dispute?

I worked for an employer for three weeks. It was not a good fit and did not work
out. I quit the job after only three weeks. I was only paid for two weeks, and
not the third. I never recieved a pay stub and have not seen a w2 either. I tried
the department of labor, he told them the check was in the mail. Never saw a
check and the Department of Labor cannot do much else based upon the amount of
money and size of the business. I’m planning on going to small claims court to
resove this matter.

Asked on January 29, 2017 under Employment Labor Law, Illinois


SJZ, Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 5 years ago | Contributor

Yes, PRINTED screenshots are admissible: courts require that evidence offered in trial be capable of being entered into the court file, so no judge I work with (admittedly in NJ, not IL) will  view screenshots or photographs on your phone or tablet.

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