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May13

Employees Clocking Each Other In/Out

Are there laws or regulations regarding employees clocking in and out for each other?

The federal Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) establishes minimum wage, overtime pay, recordkeeping, and youth employment standards affecting employees in the private sector and in Federal, State, and local governments.

Under the FLSA, employers are required to keep certain records for non-exempt employees. Such records include the hours worked each day and the total hours worked each workweek. Employers are permitted to use any timekeeping method they choose to do this. For example, they may use a time clock, have a timekeeper keep track of employee’s work hours, or tell their workers to write their own times on the records. Any timekeeping plan is acceptable as long as it is complete and accurate.

It’s ultimately the employer’s responsibility to maintain time records and ensure non-exempt employees are appropriately paid for each and every hour worked.

There is nothing under the FLSA that requires an employee to be the only one to clock himself in/out. However, such an issue may be addressed by company policy.

This entry was posted on Saturday, May 13th, 2017 at 6:26 pm and is filed under
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