Our employer states if we do not sign out at the end of the day, employees will only be paid until lunch. Legal??

We must sign in and out every day. If we do not sign out, we have been notified that we will only be paid until lunch.

4 answers  |  asked May 22, 2017 8:03 PM [EST]  |  applies to Texas

Answers (4)

Adam Kielich
No, you must be paid for each hour of work performed. Your employer can discipline you for failure to properly clock in and out, as some employers do.

See http://www.twc.state.tx.us/jobseekers/texas-payday-law

posted by Adam Kielich  |  Jun 5, 2017 7:47 PM [EST]
Bob Debes
Absolutely not. The law requires your employer to pay you for ALL hours worked -- and it does not excuse them from this obligation simply because you failed to punch in/out.

posted by Bob Debes  |  May 23, 2017 07:03 AM [EST]
Trang Tran
No. An employer cannot withhold pay as a form of disciplinary action. Denying pay for post lunch work sounds like a minimum wage violation. Failing to account for hours worked after lunch could result in overtime violation. See http://overtimelawyers.com/?page_id=53

posted by Trang Tran  |  May 23, 2017 06:33 AM [EST]
Karen Washington
You have a right to be paid for all time worked. Your employer has a right to fire you for failing to abide by policy.

posted by Karen Washington  |  May 22, 2017 8:34 PM [EST]

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