How to get clarity on hours paid. I recently started a job where we clock in at the beginning of our shift, and out at the end. The pay is directly linked to the clocking and out. It's down to the minute, so clocking in 3 minutes late means those 3 minutes won't be paid for. There's a few questions I would like answered but not sure how to phrase them without sounding like I'm trying to pull a fast one.
- If I arrived a few minutes before my scheduled start time, can I clock in? How would it affect my pay?
- If I clock out a few minutes after my scheduled end time, how would this affect my pay?
- Given that pay is calculated to the minute, if I work more than 8 hours a day or 40 hours in a week, would I get paid over time for the extra minutes (even if they weren't preapproved, assuming they add up to less than e.g. 30 minutes)?
- If I clock out at the end of my shift but get asked to stay later, should I just clock back in?
I tried asking the general manager these questions before in an email. He didn't really reply to all of them. He just confirmed pay is calculated directly based on clocking in and out time. My past jobs pay was calculated based on scheduled and the clocking in and out was more to make sure people were reasonably close to it.
Lastly, a coworker shows up 30 minutes early and clocks in. (Same one from other question.) He doesn't do anything until the official start of his shift. Should I point this out to anyone? I am very bad at judging these sorts of things. I want to mind my own business, but in general I'm not ok with theft. He also frequently just leaves work to do personal errands. It has happened at least once before where the boss used the logic "You two were here all this time? I'm surprised not more was done".