If my work hours are 8 to 5 but I was told that I will be written up if I don’t clock in by 7:55, is that against labor laws?

Asked on December 8, 2015 under Employment Labor Law, North Carolina


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

Answered 5 years ago | Contributor

No this requirement ioes not violate labor lawsso long as you are paid for the additional 5 minutes of your work day. The fact is that unless this mandate violates company policy, an employment contract or union agreement, it is perfectly permissable. Also, your treatment must not be th result of any form of actionable discrimination/retaliation. The fact is that most employment relationships are "at will". This means that a company can set the terms and conditions of the workplace much as it sees fit. This includes extending an employee's work schedul

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