Time sheet fraud.

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Time sheet fraud.

My employer adjusted my timesheets on
multiple occasions saying I didn’t work
certain days when I did.
I worked 50 hours a week and my
paystubs said I was only working 65
hours bi-weekly.
Which is not true.
How do I go about pressing charges on
them and getting my money that I worked?

Asked on October 26, 2017 under Employment Labor Law, Indiana

Answers:

SJZ, Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 4 years ago | Contributor

You don't "press charges" on them What you do is one or both of the following, assuming you are an hourly employee (if salaried, it doesn't matter how many hours you worked):
1) Contact the state department of labor (or the federal department, but the state may be more responsive) to file a wage-and-hour complaint: they enforce the labor laws, including that all hourly employees should be paid for all hours worked.
2) Hire an employment law attorney and sue your employer for the unpaid time, including unpaid overtime as applicable.
Obviously, the more evidence you have, the stronger your case. Do you have copies, scans, photos, etc. of your unadjusted timesheets, or other evidence of having worked (e.g. emails sent from your work computer when your employer claims you were not working)?


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