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  • Clocked on for under a minute - Should I be paid? California

    Hello,

    Recently, at my work, I swiped my time card, came downstairs and was ready to work when a manager ran up to me and said they didn't need me for the day and that I need to leave, so I went up and swiped my time card again. I was on the clock for probably under a minute. The shift was scheduled as eight hours (12-8).

    I know they're not going to pay me anything apart from that one minute I was on the clock (which at eight dollars an hour is nothing). What pay am I entitled to in this situation?

    Thank you very much!

    Mouri

  • #2
    Here is a link to the reporting time pay law in Ca.

    http://www.dir.ca.gov:80/dlse/FAQ_ReportingTimePay.htm

    Each workday an employee is required to report to work, but is not put to work or is furnished with less than half of his or her usual or scheduled day's work, the employee must be paid for half the usual or scheduled day's work, but in no event for less than two hours nor more than four hours, at his or her regular rate of pay.

    You might want to read the complete link.
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    • #3
      It looks like I'm entitled to four hours worth of pay! Thanks!

      I just remembered another concern of mine. Last week, my employer called me thirty minutes before my shift started and canceled my shift. Is this perfectly fine?

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      • #4
        You don't have to be paid any compensation for the canceled shift since you didn't show up at work.

        Yes, you are due wages. (4 hrs.) If your employer doesn't/won't pay you, you can file a claim with the Ca DLSE.
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        • #5
          If I physically showed up for work, but did not swipe my time card, and was sent home, would I still be entitled to the pay for half the shift? (this is my last question, don't worry!).

          Thanks a million!
          Last edited by Mouri; 04-10-2010, 06:03 PM.

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          • #6
            If you reported to work/showed up at work but were then sent home, you would have to be paid reporting time pay.
            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

            Live in peace with animals. Animals bring love to our hearts and warmth to our souls.

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