All Americans are entitled to be paid for all of the time that they work; and if you work over 40 hours a week, you are entitled to payment for time and a half.
Unfortunately, in this economy more companies than ever before are now paying their employees for 8 hours of work per day, but requiring their employees to come to work 15-30 minutes before the start (or at the end) of their shift without paying them for that pre-shift (or post-shift) time.
Similarly, some companies force employees to attend mandatory meetings, but do not compensate the employees for attending meetings. Over the course of a year, this unpaid required time amounts to a significant loss of income for hard working Americans.
Failure to reimburse employees for unpaid time at the start or end of a job may violate federal and state wage and hour laws. If you believe you are not being paid for time at the beginning or end of your shift, please contact us immediately to discuss your legal options.