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Is it ok for the office manager to adjust my timesheet after I have already worked the hours?

I write my hours down on a patient schedule that is printed out for me. The assistant and front desk clock in, the hygienist, don’t. I don’t always get paid for the hours I work. The doctor’s wife, looks at my time sheet and decides if she thinks I took to long on a patient, even though she is not in the office. Then say, I worked 6 1/2 hours in a day, she may decide to only pay me six. Is she allowed to do this? Does this happen to others??



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I am really sorry about your situation — this is definitely not normal practice! Dr’s wife or not, she cannot do that. It is against the federal Fair Labor Standards Act, which states all time performing activities on an employers behalf must be paid. In fact, I would consult a labor law attorney because it looks like you are owed some back pay! Have you brought this up with your doctor? He may be unaware it is happening and might understand better the liability his wife is causing for him and his practice. I wish you the best of luck with this situation!

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Thats crazy! If you worked the hours you are to be paid. Who is she to decide if you took too long? And even if you went over the allotted appt time you still get paid. Illegal! Talk to the doc than a lawyer. What is their reasoning behind only hygienists not clocking in and out? Sounds fishy…

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NO! That is absolutely illegal and she could get into a LOT of trouble for altering time sheets!

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No way that is in my opinion stealing from an employee!

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Lawyer up, not legal AT ALL!

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Definitely illegal! Check with labor board for options to take.

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No way Jose….if you get paid hourly you should clock in like everyone else….if they want to ignore time worked then they need to convert you to commission…Time to sit down and iron out payment issues

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Find a labor law attorney right away and find out what your rights are. Don’t talk to the boss or his wife about it. Once you find out what the lawyer thinks then you can move forward appropriately. Keep us posted.

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