Can a manager deduct hours from the time clock before payroll is calculated, thus reducing amount of overtime?
1 Answer from Attorneys
Only if the hours recorded were not worked by the employee. An hourly employee must be paid at least minimum wage for each hour worked up to forty hours and no less than 1.5 times his or her regular rate of pay for each hour beyond forty. A salaried employee is not paid on an hourly basis so that would not apply if you are salaried and exempt. The employer should never be taking time off of timesheets regardless of the employee's exempt status.