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  • Docking pay for an hourly employee North Carolina

    Yes, the people my husband works for are at it again.
    Ok, here's what happened:
    Three hourly employees are scheduled to go to a job site first thing in the morning.
    Employees A and B are there, on time, ready to go. Employee C is 1/2 hour late for whatever reason.
    Boss "lady" says she is going to dock the pay of employee C one hour, the amount of time A and B waited for him.
    Seems a bit ridiculous.
    There is nothing in the company handbook defining any reasons for a dock in pay.

    Situation 2, Same employer:
    Two hourly employees go to a job site with small materials for job one and job two in the a bucket. They forgot the bucket at job site one and had to back track from job two to job one to get the bucket. Yes, it happens. Boss "lady" says she's docking their pay for the time it took them to fetch materials.
    We're in North Carolina.
    Thanks in advance!

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    Both are illegal. Nonexempt employees must be paid for all time worked.

    That includes "travel that is all in a day's work", even though it was the mistake of the employee who occasioned the additional work (travel).

    Affected employees can file wage claims with the state Dept. of Labor.
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    • #3
      The employees have to be paid for all time worked but they can be disciplined in other ways up to & including being fired for being late or forgetting a bucket. (unless they have a binding employment contract to the contrary)
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