Can a company change the time that I clock in? 2 Answers as of June 09, 2011Can a company change the time that I clock in? Say I clock in at 2:45 and out at 9:06, but they change my clock in time to 3:00 and out to 9:00. If they have a policy saying we need to be at work 15 minutes before our scheduled shift and don't pay us for that, is that okay?
David B. Sacks, P.A. | David Sacks
I can't answer this because I do not know the law in Virginia. However, under federal law an employer cannot change the time you clock in or out unless you are not clocking at the appointed time. if there is a policy that requires you to be there 15 minutes before your start time, then you should be permitted to clock in at that time and therefore it would appear that your employer is violating the Fair Labor Standards Act.
Answer Applies to: Florida