As an auto worker at a small repair shop, is the owner required to have a time clock for employees even though they are flat rate?

Asked on August 9, 2015 under Employment Labor Law, Michigan

Answers:

SJZ, Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 5 years ago | Contributor

There is no actual requirement for a time clock ever. If employees are hourly, the employer must track all time worked and pay them for it, but while a time clock is certainly an easy way to do that, the employer may track time any way the employer wants, so long as it is accurate. If employees are not paid based on time, there is no need to track time at all.

SJZ, Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 5 years ago | Contributor

There is no actual requirement for a time clock ever. If employees are hourly, the employer must track all time worked and pay them for it, but while a time clock is certainly an easy way to do that, the employer may track time any way the employer wants, so long as it is accurate. If employees are not paid based on time, there is no need to track time at all.


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