If you work off the clock – you have to be paid for it. It is just that simple.
Examples of work off the clock includes the below (and more). If you believe that you are performing work off the clock – and not getting paid, contact us today. Generally speaking, you are entitled to pay for all time during which you are subject to the control of the employer.
- Pre-shift meetings;
- Startup activities, like “opening” a store or restaurant, starting up computers or other equipment;
- Calls, voicemails, e-mails, and texts while you are off the clock (like at home or commuting);
- Closing activities like locking up, shutting down equipment, etc.;
- Clocking out for short breaks;
- Being required to clock out for travel time when the travel is related to your work;
- Being required to put on special uniforms.
Other issues related to work off the clock include:
- Failing to pay employees for the entire time they are performing work, not just the time they are “clocked in”;
- Automatically deducting a meal period from an employee’s hours when no meal period was actually taken;
- Deducting break time(s) from an employee’s work hours;
- Not paying for unanticipated time – like when an employee has to return to work;
- Requesting that employees work on some nights or weekends without clocking in; and
- Failing to compensate employees who bring work home and continue to work outside of their “regular” workday.
If you believe you or someone you know is not being paid for every hour they work, please do not hesitate to contact us and discuss your potential claim. We generally work on a contingency fee basis – meaning we only get paid if you get paid. Contact us today by email or call 646-524-6001