Legal Question in Employment Law in California
Can an employer require salaried exempt employees to fill out a timecard?
Asked on 4/27/11, 8:48 am
3 Answers from Attorneys
Michael Kirschbaum Law Offices of Michael R. Kirschbaum
Yes, employers can require exempt employees to account for their time for many reasons.
Answered on 4/27/11, 9:09 am
Terry A. Nelson Nelson & Lawless
Answered on 4/27/11, 11:13 am
Timothy McCormick Haapala, Thompson & Abern, LLP
As long as they are compensated by a period of a day or longer, regardless of the content of the time card, an employer is absolutely allowed to requre an employee to account for their time. If, however, the employer uses it to calculate vacation or other compensated time by hours or fractions of days, then that would violate the exempt status.
Answered on 4/27/11, 2:49 pm