Are my employers paying us correctly?
May 13, 2010 12:00 AM Subscribe
I'm trying to find out what is and isn't legal about how my employer keeps track of my hours, when they pay me, and and a couple other hours/pay issues.
posted by gally99 to Work & Money (15 answers total)
During an all-staff meeting today my employers announced that if employees are a certain number of minutes late, we need to sign something saying when we were late and how late we were. If we don't they'll be withholding our pay checks until we do sign.
I know that it is illegal to withhold our checks. But here the questions start to pile up, and I try to avoid rambling (ranting).
The punch clock at work is five minutes fast. My employers know this and say "deal with it". Five minutes is also the cut off for a withheld pay check. Are a company's time clocks supposed to be regulated?
Next, a ten minute paid break is required for every four hours worked, and two hours is a countable fraction of that four. Every five hours worked requires a 30 minute meal break. So if an employee works six hours they get two tens and a thirty, right?
Last (I hope), if an employee is scheduled for an eight hour shift, and is sent home early (for over staffing reasons, not as a consequence of anything the employe has done) is the employee owed anything for the hours they had scheduled but didn't work?
If any answers could be cited I would totally stoked.
I'm sure this all seems petty, but over the last year it's become more important to me and several of my coworkers.
Thanks for your help hive mindists!