My self I am just a temp worker. I have worked for the same place for three years. Not that I want to that i have too. Jobs are hard to come by. Over the last couple years the Temp service I work with gets away with a lot of unpaid man hours. I show up to the same place to work everyday for the past three years. Our hours have changed from the hours of the regular company employees. They come in 15 minutes before we do. Our supervisor for the temp service yells and screams at us if we are not there when they are. She tells us we are late and that she we take away our points if we are not there at the same time. Even though we still have 15 more minutes. For those of us that get there sooner get placed. But the full time employees want us to start working when they do. They want us to build up product. To me is this not consider working? Should we not be paid for that? If we are caught just standing around then we get yelled at again. What can we do get someone to come in and take care of this problem. I know this is not legal.
Plus if we are on mandatory overtime and we come in and are not placed. We do not get paid. When we have to come in on our days off because they tell us we have too. We could be there all night or just an hour. If we do not get placed with someone then we have to stand there and wait to be told if we can go home or not. If I am there for an hour should we not be paid for this? I called once and complained and they told me as long as my name was not on someones paper work I was not considered working at the time. But yet i came in on my day off to stand there for an hour. For them to figure out if they want all of us to stay or not. This is not right. This can't be legal. Can someone please help me?