only certain salaried employees told to clock in?

New AE816
Aug 23 11 Comments

myself and a member of my team were sent an email by HR, without our supervisor cc’d, telling us we were now required (after years at the company) to clock in and out. we frequently work off site and at industry events making this impossible. when we asked about it further, HR ignored our emails, and then we were told by the OWNER this was a new company wide policy and that every single person, salaried or not, had to. we asked around, and not a single other salaried employee (in a company with 1,000 employees) was told to do this. whats up with this and is there any recourse i have here? it seems to be targetting us in some way as they know its an impossible task.

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TOP 11 Comments
  • Amazon AMZNBucks
    Best advice I have to give you. Start leetcoding and submitting resumes
    Aug 23 5
    • New AE816
      OP
      I know, for sure. But is this illegal in anyway? To say it’s a company wide policy when it absolutely isn’t?
      Aug 23
    • Yelp sJJv80
      Why would it be illegal? They could require you to dance a jig before your shift and it wouldn’t be illegal.
      Aug 23
    • Amazon AMZNBucks
      I don't know that. But what I do know is that labor laws are weak AF in the US
      Aug 23
    • Ball Corporation Nidh42
      I don't necessarily agree that this is a critique of labor laws. You are a salaried employee and need to work according to the standards of your employer. But yes, GTFO out of there. If it isnt a gov contractor your employer is just toxic.
      Aug 23
    • Ball Corporation Nidh42
      The sad part of this is that in order to make change, the only thing you can do is to leave. Leetcode, interview like crazy, and find a company that works for you. To make macro change at your company you have to make micro change for yourself.
      Aug 23
  • OpenTable Meliodas
    Do you regularly work more than 40-hrs per week? If the company treats you like an hourly employee they may have to pay you like one. This could work in your favor, if you are already high hours.
    Aug 23 1
    • New AE816
      OP
      In office more than 40 hours rarely- but in 2019 aren’t we all working on our phones 24/7? I take calls at 11pm at night on Tuesday’s and 8am on Saturdays.
      Aug 23
  • Oracle OlJs40
    What is their definition for clocking in? Do you fill something out online? Or do you have to physically drive to the office. Clock in and then drive offsite. Tell them that you plan to stick to your 8 hour day. So you will be in at X to clock in and this will lead you to getting offsite at Y and then you will leave early too to get back to clock out.

    They will not be able to find other tech workers will to work extra hours just to drive back and forth. I would also update your resume when they go batshit.
    Aug 26 0
  • SolarWinds AnEngineer
    Sounds like an excellent case for malicious compliance.
    Aug 23 0
  • Microsoft whatchado
    Is this a contracting company such as Cognizant?
    Aug 23 0

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