If my employer is forcing us to work without clocking in on time clock and falsifying our time sheets, what canI do?

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If my employer is forcing us to work without clocking in on time clock and falsifying our time sheets, what canI do?

Myself and another employee decided yesterday to clock in when we got to work and clock out when we left,but within 2 hours of clocking in I was called by my supervisor and told not to use the time clock and was told if I didn’t like it I could turn my stuff in and leave.

Asked on December 8, 2011 under Employment Labor Law, Oklahoma

Answers:

SJZ, Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 10 years ago | Contributor

It is against the law for employers to not pay hourly employees for their time worked or to keep accurate time records. You may therefore have a legal claim for compensation, and could either contact your state department of labor to file a complaint and/or consult with an employment law attorney about bringing a law suit. In either event, keep your own records of your time in and out, to corroborate your claims.


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