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  • Time Clock Rounding Ohio

    Ok, I am questioning the clock time rounding at my work.

    Current example, work hours are 7:00AM to 3:00PM

    Arriving
    If I clock in at 6:52 time adjust to 7:00. (8 minutes lost)
    If I clock in t 6:51 time adjust to 6:45. (6 minutes gained
    If I clock in at 7:04 time adjust to 7:00 (4 minutes gained)
    If I clock in at 7:05 time adjust to 7:15 (10 minutes lost)

    Leaving
    If I clock out at 3:14 or earlier time adjust to 3:00. (up to 14 minutes lost)
    If I clock out at 3:15-3:29 time adjust to 3:15

    So forth and so on for OT. Policy only states that OT is paid in 15 minute increments. However an employee could potentially work 22 minutes a day and not get paid for it...

    DOL States:

    Rounding Hours Worked

    Some employers track employee hours worked in 15 minute increments, and the FLSA allows an employer to round employee time to the nearest quarter hour. However, an employer may violate the FLSA minimum wage and overtime pay requirements if the employer always rounds down. Employee time from 1 to 7 minutes may be rounded down, and thus not counted as hours worked, but employee time from 8 to 14 minutes must be rounded up and counted as a quarter hour of work time. See Regulations 29 CFR 785.48(b).
    Last edited by Mujeriego0104; 03-06-2015, 05:24 AM. Reason: Addition of information

  • #2
    What is your question? You are looking at the regs.
    I post with the full knowledge and support of my employer, though the opinions rendered are my own and not necessarily representative of their position. In other words, I'm a free agent.

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    • #3
      Agree what is your question? It seems your employer is rounding both up & down & not over 15 min.
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      • #4
        Originally posted by ElleMD View Post
        What is your question? You are looking at the regs.
        I guess I'm asking if its legal to round down on minutes 8-14. It states minutes 8-14 must be rounded up. But if I clock out at 3:14, they round down to 3:00.

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        • #5
          The reg is 29 CFR 785.48 and there basically is a 7 minute rule. 6:52 under the regs rounds to 6:45, not 7:00.
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          • #6
            They have to round to the nearest quarter hour & round both up & down. (can't round just down)
            Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around. Leo Buscaglia

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