CAN MY EMPLOYER CHANGE MY CLOCK-IN AND CLOCK-OUT RECORDS?
Under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), employers must keep documented records for employees, including hours worked each day and total hours worked each workweek. Employers are free to use any time-keeping method they choose, including time clocks, automated systems, written time sheets, or another form of record.
Because of the oversight and management of time records by employers, have you ever found yourself wondering… “Can my employer manually change my time clock hours without my consent?”
Although there are some situations where changing time clock hours is allowed, most of the cases we see involve employers NOT following the law correctly and changing hours illegally.
When Can My Employer Change My Hours?
- If you forget or neglect to clock in and/or out
- If you forget or neglect to clock in and/or clock out when taking a break longer than 30 minutes
- If you accidentally double-punched in and/or out