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Off-the-Clock Work


California employers are required to pay employees for all time worked, even if employees are not clocked in. If the employer requires, or knows or should know, that employees are working off the clock, they deserve to get paid.

If an employer fails to pay employees for such off the clock time, the employees can sue for unpaid minimum wages and overtime wages and other damages and penalties under various Labor Code provisions, including sections 203, 226, 510, 558, 1197, 1197.1, and 2699(f)(2) of the California Labor Code.


Employers sometimes require or know that employees are starting work before clocking in for their scheduled shift, working through lunch while clocked out, or continuing to work after hours or weekends without recording their time.

All such off the clock time must be paid as long as the employer knows or should know that it is happening.

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You deserve to get compensated for your hard work, if your employer fails to pay for off the clock work, call Hardin Law Group today for a free and confidential consultation.

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