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  • CA - Any law on being late?

    I have heard from various sources that in California, it's state law that you have 4 minutes after your scheduled time of starting before you're counted late. This is to account for anything unforseen that happens.

    Now, I was told by my manager today that I can be written up for being a minute late for 2 times of the week, no matter if I'm on time for the other days of the month. Can she legally do this? Can this go into my employee record? Or does she have no right to write me up for something like this.

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    There is no such law. If the employer elects to have no grace period, they can legally do that.
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      They are free to have or not have a grace period at their discretion.

      That being said, if they fire you, arriving less than 4 minutes late is not going to be too helpful to them in establishing "misconduct" and thus cause for firing you... for purposes of Unemployment Insurance.

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