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'Working off the clock' is illegal

Posted by: Mike Bacon ( North TX, USA ) on June 17, 1999 at 13:25:44:

In Reply to: you're the one that does not know half of it. posted by Obi Wan Kenobi on June 16, 1999 at 15:09:54:

Obi, if you're an hourly employee, then by federal law, your timecard is to show ALL HOURS that you worked! Your employer cannot legally make you work off the clock, and if you do that voluntarily even, you could cause your location to be in some pretty bad trouble if the feds find out. Chief among 'em might be the IRS, which insists on getting all tax dollar values generated by each hour matched!! They want their money. All of it! [Actually it isn't "their" money, it's "our" money, but this agency's players damn sure act like it's theirs.] Furthermore, you're screwing yourself when you do that.

Also, what good is this verbal spat between you and Dorothy? You're both better off to calm down, put it behind you, and move on. Hopefully you've found a more rewarding job.


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