Can my supervisor ask me to leave early?

I was hired as a full time and my supervisor tells me to leave early 3 hours into
the day. I decide to stay and clock out online when I leave at the end of the
day. It was then edited and by my supervisor without my knowledge. Is this legal?

Asked on April 14, 2016 under Employment Labor Law, Florida

Answers:

SJZ, Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 4 years ago | Contributor

It is *completely* legal. Your supervisor can determine your hours: they can ask you to come in early or stay late or work on weekends...or to leave early. Your employer, in the form of your supervisor, and not you determines you work hours. You have no right to put in for pay (i.e. to put in time) for hours when you were told to not work, and so your supervisor can adjust the hours to reflect what you were authorized to work. The extra hours you worked you basically volunteered or worked for free, since your employer does not have to pay you for any hours they told you to not work.


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