- When should you clock out?
- Can you clock out 10 minutes early?
- Can you clock out early at work?
- Is clocking in early bad?
Employees must clock out at the end of their assigned shift. Employees may not clock in more than 5 minutes prior to the start or end of their assigned shift without manager’s approval. Employees may not clock out more than 5 minutes after the start or end of their assigned shift without manager’s approval.
If you clock out more than ten minutes early it is considered an incomplete shift. After so many it’s counted as an absence after so many absences it’s a coaching.
It is legal for your employer to ask you to clock out early, so long as you are no longer performing any work for the employer.
Under the Fair Labor Standards Act, the laws that regulate compensable time and minimum wage and such, employers are required to pay employees for working. If the employees are not working but are just hanging out – they should not clock in before they begin work.