Working Off the Clock

One common overtime scam forces employees to work off the clock. For example, an employer may tell an employee that he or she should have completed their work during their shift. Then, the employer will ask the worker to clock out and stay to finish the task. This is a violation of the Fair Labor and Standards Act (FLSA). The time you spend working should be paid and counted towards your total hours worked, whether or not your boss wants you clocked in.

Employees may be working off the clock if any of the following occurs:

  • You have to clock out and then finish your work
  • You have to work on the weekends without clocking in
  • You have a morning meeting before the start of your day/shift