Can my employeer deny access to my time card through our online time in/out site?

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Can my employeer deny access to my time card through our online time in/out site?

My company uses ADP and we punch in and out with it. We can view our info at
our work computer. Recently they have denied access to our time card online
from home. I used this to check my punches and to calculate my upcoming
paycheck. We used to have access before and now we do not. It’s frustrating
because now I cannot not check my times from the privacy of my home.

I reside in Texas and work for a small company that treats their employees
like shit, but that’s another matter.

Asked on March 2, 2017 under Employment Labor Law, Texas

Answers:

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

Answered 4 years ago | Contributor

You need only be given access so as to be able to check the accuracy of your time card. As to where that access need be given us up to your employer. That is unless such action violates ther tems of an employment contract or union agreement. Otherwise, only having access to your time card at work is legal. The fact is that in an "at will" employment arrangement, a company can set the conditons of work much as it sees fit (absent some form of legally actionable discrimination).


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