Can employers take time out of what you already worked?

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  • Can employers take time out of what you already worked?


Answer #1 | 21/12 2013 20:38
Ask your manager. This is why you have a manager, to answer questions like this. If you are not satisfied with the answer, or you don't understand it, ask your manager where you can get more information, including published employee handbooks or policy manuals. 99 out of a 100 companies are trying to do the right thing. Give them the opportunity to do it.
Answer #2 | 21/12 2013 20:58
You can't pick your own hours without approval.
Answer #3 | 21/12 2013 22:28
Not under federal law. The US Supreme Court in Miranda v Texas Dept. Transportation ruled if an employee works during a lunch, even without the bosses permission, the company received a benefit and owes the employee for the time worked. The case is question involved an employee who vountarily ate lunch at her desk and answered the incoming phone calls while eating lunch. The court ruled in her favor and said the company owes her pay for her lunch breaks because they received a benefit from her answering the phone. If your employer does not want to pay you for working through your lunch break, they must make sure you are off duty during your lunch break. If they tell you to take your break and you keep working, they can legally fire you. You may have to hire an attorney and take your employer to federal court since Texas still has a slave state mentality when it comes to employee relations laws.
Answer #4 | 22/12 2013 10:02
If you actually worked it, they must pay you for it. If you were required to take a lunch and did not, they can fire you.

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