When am I being paid?

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When am I being paid?

I work for a large corporation that has just changed many employees to hourly due
to the new law. My job requires me to travel week to week, 9/10 times via plane.
Because we are hourly they set out some brief rules for when we can and can’t
clock in while traveling. When asked for details on when we can clock in and out
they will refuse to put any on paper, I believe for the reason that if we don’t
know, we won’t try to make the mistake of clocking in longer than we have worked.

Asked on December 1, 2016 under Employment Labor Law, Michigan

Answers:

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

Answered 4 years ago | Contributor

While it would be far better to lgive employees a copy of company policy, absent a union agreement or employment contract to the contrary, there is no law which requires that a worker be provided with a copy of their company's policies. That having been said, typically an hourly an employee is entitled to be paid for all time worked. In other words, work time is compensable. Additionally, you may well be eligible for overtime pay for all hours worked over 40 in a work week.

SJZ, Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 4 years ago | Contributor

There is no inherent right to get rules, policies, instructions, etc. in writing from your employer, unfortunately. While it would to everyone's benefit if they were to give you clear rules in writing, to avoid disputes later, they are not required to do this.


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