Federal and state laws prohibit employers from allowing employees to perform off-the-clock work without pay. Unfortunately many construction workers are not compensated for all work-related activities performed at the beginning and end of each workday.
All time performing work activities at the beginning or end of the day should generally be paid. Some examples of compensable activities performed at the beginning and end of the workday include:
- Meetings with supervisors or staff;
- Travel time to and from construction sites;
- Loading and unloading vehicles with equipment and supplies;
- Preparing or cleaning up a worksite.
If you are a construction worker and perform uncompensated tasks at the beginning or end of your workday you may have a claim for unpaid wages and overtime. Contact attorneys Jason Knutson or Breanne Snapp for a free and confidential consultation. Click here to chat with one of our online representatives.