Employeer requires hourly employees to clock in 6 minutes early but unpaid

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Employeer requires hourly employees to clock in 6 minutes early but unpaid

Can my employer require me to clock in 6 minutes early but not pay me for that
time?

This is in North Carolina should that info become needed.

Thanks.

Asked on August 9, 2018 under Employment Labor Law, North Carolina

Answers:

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

Answered 3 years ago | Contributor

No, your employer cannot do this. So long as you are ready and able to work, any time that you are required to be at your workplace, this is considered to be work time and is therefore compensable. In other words, you are leally entitled to be paid for such time.


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