Pre-Shift Work, Post-Shift Work, and Work at Home Wage Violations
Employees often perform work activities before or after their “official” work shifts. This work may include a range of tasks that employees perform in connection with the essential tasks of their position and may be done before or after work, or even from home. Commonly referred to as “working off the clock,” employees performing such work duties are usually legally entitled to be paid for this work. As such, if an employer knows or has reason to believe that a non-exempt employee is working, then the employee is entitled to be paid for that time, even if the employee does not expect payment.
Work Shift Violations
There are many different ways in which an employee’s pre-shift, post-shift, or at-home work may constitute work for which their employer must provide compensation. Some common forms of these types of work shift violations include failure to pay employees for:
- Tool organization or maintenance
- Cleaning up work stations
- Attending meetings or conferences
- Putting on work gear
These represent just a fraction of the many different types of work that employees need to be paid for, even if it does not occur during their normal work shift.
Our wage violation attorneys of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. believe in supporting employees who have not been properly compensated for the work which they have completed. As such, if you believe that you have not received the full amount of pay which you have earned, call Jason Knutson at 608-255-6663 and discuss your particular situation with a knowledgeable legal professional.