Lunch break and timecards

I am a nurse in a assisted living. I am told not to clock out at lunch. I have to carry a walkie talkie and answer questions at lunch. My time sheets are attached to my check and I can't get it until I sign off that time is correct. They are adding timestamps to my time sheets for everyday I work for lunch. They are making me clock in 7 minutes early and putting in 32 minute lunch. They are deducting 45 minutes a day. Is this legal?

1 answer  |  asked Aug 10, 2017 04:36 AM [EST]  |  applies to Tennessee

Answers (1)

James Becker, Jr.
I am unclear about your actual question. An employer is obligated to pay you for the hours you work. If the employer takes a deduction from your wages for a lunch that you do not take, then that is illegal. If the employer forces you to work off-the-clock, that is also illegal. If the employer is deducting from your wages for time you did work, then that is illegal and you need to talk to a lawyer about recovering your unpaid wages.

posted by James Becker, Jr.  |  Aug 10, 2017 1:47 PM [EST]

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