Is it legal if my employer has the time clock set 5 minutes ahead of time?

Is this legal, considering if I clock in actually 3 minutes early and the time clock says 2 minutes late, I get punished?

Asked on August 23, 2015 under Employment Labor Law, North Carolina

Answers:

SJZ, Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 5 years ago | Contributor

If you are an hourly employee, this is not legal the wage and hour laws, such as the Fair Labor Standards Act FLSA require accurate time records and also that employees be paid for all time worked. If the employer will not correct this, you could try contacting your state department of labor for help.


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