Law requires accurate recording of time worked by all hourly non-exempt employees. Your recorded time is a legal record of the hours you are at work and your paycheck is based on the time you record.
You are required to clock in for your scheduled start time and clock out at the end of your scheduled shift. Never work when you are clocked out or after you have completed your shift. Additionally, never help a co-worker with any type of work after you have clocked out at the end of your shift. You must leave the premises after the completion of your shift and may return as a “visitor” only after a reasonable amount of time has elapsed.
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