Federal and state laws prohibit employers from allowing employees to perform off-the-clock work without pay. Unfortunately, many workers in warehouses and other facilities are required to perform compensable tasks before they clock in or after they clock out. These unpaid tasks can include:
- Waiting in line for security or bag checks;
- Preparing equipment;
- Meeting with supervisors and staff;
- Implementing safety precautions;
- Performing administrative tasks at home;
- Waiting for medical attention.
All time performing the above tasks, or any work tasks, should typically be paid. If you work in a warehouse or other facility and perform any work-related activities before or after your shift, you could have a claim for unpaid wages and overtime. Contact attorneys Breanne Snapp or Jason Knutson for a free, confidential consultation. Click here to chat with one of our online representatives.