is it illegal for an employer to change my timecard to a later time than the time i actually clocked in?

i came to work and clocked in at 245 and a week later i ask one of my
manangers to see my hours and i noticed my hours were changed so we
did a video audit and saw i actualy did clock in at 245 but the store
mannager changed it to 430

Asked on June 18, 2016 under Employment Labor Law, Florida

Answers:

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

Answered 4 years ago | Contributor

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


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