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Working off the clock: You have rights

As an employee, you want to get paid for every hour you put in. This only makes sense, right? Unfortunately, some employers don't think this way. Instead, they are always looking to "get more for less."

Some companies have made it a practice to require employees to work off the clock. By doing so, they don't have to pay the worker their agreed upon rate. Furthermore, they can avoid paying overtime. In other words, it is the employer who is the big winner.

Have you been asked to work off the clock? Are you worried that saying no could lead to a demotion or termination? If so, you are in the same boat as many other workers. Fortunately, you don't have to sit back and be taken advantage of. Instead, you can learn more about your legal rights and then decide which steps to take next.

The legal issues associated with working off the clock can be difficult to understand. These often revolve around laws such as the Fair Labor Standards Act and the Employee Commuting Flexibility Act.

Our attorneys understand how frustrating it can be to work excess hours but not receive the money you deserve. This is why we have helped hundreds of employees better understand how to improve their situation.

You should never be required to work off the clock. If you find yourself in this position, it is time to learn more about your legal rights and how to improve your situation. Get started by reviewing our webpage entitled "Working Off The Clock."

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