I just posted something about the rounding law and my situation(PLEASE read down a couple of posts and give me your opinion on that).

This is what the Federal law states:

29 CFR 785.48 - Use of time clocks

(b) ``Rounding'' practices. It has been found that in some

industries, particularly where time clocks are used, there has been the

practice for many years of recording the employees' starting time and

stopping time to the nearest 5 minutes, or to the nearest one-tenth or

quarter of an hour. Presumably, this arrangement averages out so that

the employees are fully compensated for all the time they actually work.

For enforcement purposes this practice of computing working time will be

accepted, provided that it is used in such a manner that it will not

result, over a period of time, in failure to compensate the employees

properly for all the time they have actually worked.

The way I interpret that last sentence, even using a rounding up to the next quarter hour universally(for punch ins and outs) might still not necessarily be fair.

If I punched in one minute past 9 o'clock for fifteen days straight, but punched out exactly at 5 everyday, over the course of 15 days I would have missed a total of 15 minutes, but would have been docked for a total of 3 1/4 hours. That seems like a "failure to compensate the employees properly for all the time they have actually worked". Yes?

This is what the Federal law states:

29 CFR 785.48 - Use of time clocks

(b) ``Rounding'' practices. It has been found that in some

industries, particularly where time clocks are used, there has been the

practice for many years of recording the employees' starting time and

stopping time to the nearest 5 minutes, or to the nearest one-tenth or

quarter of an hour. Presumably, this arrangement averages out so that

the employees are fully compensated for all the time they actually work.

For enforcement purposes this practice of computing working time will be

accepted, provided that it is used in such a manner that it will not

result, over a period of time, in failure to compensate the employees

properly for all the time they have actually worked.

The way I interpret that last sentence, even using a rounding up to the next quarter hour universally(for punch ins and outs) might still not necessarily be fair.

If I punched in one minute past 9 o'clock for fifteen days straight, but punched out exactly at 5 everyday, over the course of 15 days I would have missed a total of 15 minutes, but would have been docked for a total of 3 1/4 hours. That seems like a "failure to compensate the employees properly for all the time they have actually worked". Yes?

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