Employee wonders if he’s wrong after her boss tells him he hasn’t been paid for waiting in his car for 40 minutes after she arrives late
There’s nothing better than a rare day when work hours are shorter than usual. Morning after Christmas? Get an extra hour of sleep! is it your birthday? Start the festivities early by leaving an hour early. Do you have a doctor’s appointment? All right, come over as soon as you’re done.The only thing that matters about missing part of your job is that you must get your employer’s consent. When employee. If you’re already sitting in a parking lot staring at an office building, voluntarily being late doesn’t help.
a recent employee I contacted the antiwork subreddit only to tell him that the time he left after his boss decided to be late would not be compensated assumption to work. Below you can find the full story and some responses from our invested readers. Please let us know in the comments how you handled this situation.
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After his boss decided to be late, this employee was immediately informed that he would not be compensated for “sitting in the car.”
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The employee later provided additional details and shared that he recorded the incident on a timecard
We all know our employers have to pay us for the hours we work, but clearly this woman was feeling like Ebenezer Scrooge when she rolled into the office the morning after Christmas. It is clear that the budget includes enough money to pay this worker full time, as the employer was not supposed to be late in the first place. He wasn’t told he could be late. Had the office been unlocked, he certainly would have worked all those 40 minutes. It is foolish for his boss to punish him for being late.
Thankfully, the employee said on Reddit that he accurately reported when he was due to start work, as it is illegal to work “around the clock.” Technically, he wasn’t working at his desk during this time, but he couldn’t be anywhere else or get anything else done and was waiting.according to every hourUnder the Fair Labor Standards Act, U.S. employers are not legally permitted to ask employees to come to work or to work without pay.
“‘Off-the-clock’ is a term that encompasses time that a) is worked outside normal working hours and b) is not officially at work, i.e. uncompensated,” explains Hourly. “For example, if a restaurant owner asks a waiter to come early to prepare a table, but does not allow them to show up until their scheduled shift begins, that is off-duty.”
“Some employers require their employees to work overtime, or if employees do not ask for it outright, it is expected if they want to succeed in the company or be seen as a ‘team player’. implying that ” Hourly ongoing. “But if you’re a non-exempt employee, an employer can’t ask you to work ‘overtime’. That’s completely illegal.” If you work overtime, you can file a complaint with the Department of Labor and possibly get your wages back. “
Time will tell if this employee’s salary reflected all the hours he worked, or if he sat in a parking lot doing his job, but he was a I hope that my boss understands the ramifications of unfairly compensating an employee, as I am working. If you’d like to see another article focused on workplace drama shared on the Antiwork subreddit, look no further. Here!