I hold an hourly position where I work 40 hours per week across three days (2x 14 hour days and 1x 12 hour day). If I work overtime (over 40hr per week) I do get overtime pay, but my state does not have any daily overtime laws.
My weekly pay stub for last week shows that I worked a total of 40 hours (which I did) but it shows a typical 5-day week with 8 hours per day. Each day worked gets its own line, so I'll see something like "30-AUG-18: 8hrs" for each weekday in that period. I'll also note that I get paid a stipend per calendar day worked, which is correctly calculated for 3 days during the last pay period.
I don't think my employer is doing anything shady and this may just be my own irritation at what seems like an odd process, but I may not be picking up on something subtle.
My question is: Is there any potentially malicious purpose that could be attributed to the intentional misrepresentation of the actual dates that I worked in a period when the actual hours add up correctly and there is no statewide daily overtime law?
Edit: Location is Texas, USA