Do I need a lawyer, Management is editing, shaving off time card of hours worked.

I have documentation and proof my
manager has changed my timesheet and
hours falsifying hours worked I went
to HR and nothing more has become of
this issue.

Asked on June 15, 2016 under Employment Labor Law, Arizona

Answers:

M.D., Member, California and New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 4 years ago | Contributor

Yes, it is illegal for the employer to change a timecard if the change is not accurate. There are times when an employer will make a change to a timecard in order to correct an error, made either by the employee or by the employer. However, if the employee is properly notified this is permissable. That having been said, if the change is designed to shave off time worked from an employee's reported hours, the employee needs to notify their employer and ask for it to be fixed. If the employer refuses to do so, then they employee can file a complaint with their state's department of labor and/or consult with an employment law attorney. If they are fired because of this, then they will have a claim not only for the unpaid wages but also for retaliation.


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