Can a company change the time that I clock in? 2 Answers as of June 09, 2011

Can 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?

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David B. Sacks, P.A.
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
Replied: 6/9/2011
Rose, Senders & Bovarnick, LLC
Rose, Senders & Bovarnick, LLC | Paul S. Bovarnick
Probably not. You should talk to your state or Federal Wage and Hour office.
Answer Applies to: Oregon
Replied: 6/8/2011
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