Is it legal for an employer to require a salary paid employee to punch in and out of a time clock?

Asked on June 16, 2009 under Employment Labor Law, Minnesota


J.M.A., Member in Good Standing of the Connecticut Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 11 years ago | Contributor

At will salaried employees like you describe can be fired for good bad or no reason at all.  While it is highly unusualy for salaried employees to punch a clock, and employer may conduct his busienss however he wants.  The employer is doing this to keep track of hours and efficiency.  I suggest that you comply with the employment requirements or you can risk being fired.

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