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Is it legal for a manager to change clock in/out times of an employee?

1 Answers. Asked on Feb 20th, 2017 on Labor and Employment - Pennsylvania
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My boss has changed my time card to show that I only worked 40 hours in a week, but I had worked about 41.22 hours.
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Answered on Feb 21st, 2017 at 6:21 AM

There is a concept called rounding up and rounding down in wage and hour rules that allows an employer to "change" your actual times clock times -- or at least pay you for time that doesn't exactly match up with your clock times but it has to work according to set rules and the employer has no "say so" on whether you are rounded up or down for a particular day.  If your employer is regualry changing your clock times to show that you work only 40 hours in a week, that's probably a violation of the Fair labor Standards Act. PA wage payment and collection law and you should be entitled to back pay plus statutory interest and penalties.  You should raise this matter with your employer or retain an attorney to get involved on your behalf.

I recommend that you seek out a local attorney for a more in depth discussion of the matter. I do not recommend that you take any action steps without such a consult. Act quickly because by waiting, you may lose certain rights and remedies available to you.

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