What are options for when your employer takes time off of your time sheet?

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What are options for when your employer takes time off of your time sheet?

Mostly for breaks, so when you didn’t take one or didn’t even have the option to take one.. they input that you took one. Also, adjusting time sheets so that they don’t show overtime.. to avoid paying. I don’t have documentation of this occurring – only that they made me and other supervisors do it.

Asked on August 10, 2015 under Employment Labor Law, Florida

Answers:

SJZ, Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 6 years ago | Contributor

Legally, this is against the law: among other things, it is a violation of the federal Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). You could file a complaint with the federal or state department of labor--they enforce the labor laws--or hire an employment attorney to bring a lawsuit for you, to recover the money you should have been paid (including overtime). That's the law. Practically, you have to be able to prove your claim. You can prove by the testimony of yourself and other employees, if it is credible, but your case will be more persuasive if you at least have detailed notes and can identify specific dates and times you were shorted on hours.

SJZ, Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 6 years ago | Contributor

Legally, this is against the law: among other things, it is a violation of the federal Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). You could file a complaint with the federal or state department of labor--they enforce the labor laws--or hire an employment attorney to bring a lawsuit for you, to recover the money you should have been paid (including overtime). That's the law. Practically, you have to be able to prove your claim. You can prove by the testimony of yourself and other employees, if it is credible, but your case will be more persuasive if you at least have detailed notes and can identify specific dates and times you were shorted on hours.


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