Working Off-the-Clock

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Working Off-the-Clock

Working “off-the-clock” simply means that you've clocked out but you're still working without being paid. You may have an off-the-clock claim if your employer requires that you:

  • Change in and out of special clothes
  • Change in and out of protective gear
  • Wait for a handbag or backpack to be inspected or x-rayed before entering or leaving a worksite
  • Wait to enter or be shuttled to your worksite
  • Attend lectures, meetings, or other training programs in connection with your employment
  • Spend time walking to and from a production or other working area before and after your shift

Remember, you're entitled to be paid for all of the time that you work. Even if the additional work is a short task, you're still entitled to be paid for your time—and it doesn't matter that other workers or managers might say “that's how things are done.”

If you believe you've been working on certain tasks or in certain situations that add unpaid time to your workday, you may very well have a claim for additional pay. If this is the case or even if you're not sure and need advice, take action now. There's no charge and everything is kept confidential. Contact us today—the employment law experts at Lawyers for Employee & Consumer Rights.

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