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Employees made to clock out during shift

  1. 0 I work at an endoscopy center in Louisiana with two physicians. On occassion there are gaps in between doctors where there are no patients scheduled. One of the physicians insisted that the employees clock out during this time. Can he legally do this?
  2. 5 Comments

  3. Visit  RubyRN,CHPN profile page
    #1 0
    Are they required to be engaged in work activities or remain on the premesis?
  4. Visit  caliotter3 profile page
    #2 0
    If they are required to be on the premises, I do not see how this can legally be done. An inquiry with the local Labor Board seems to be in order.
  5. Visit  Teenie_eenie profile page
    #3 0
    Not necessarily "required" to be engaged in work activities; however, there was work that needed to be done that could have been done during this time. Only the nurses were instructed to clock out; secretary was not.
  6. Visit  caliotter3 profile page
    #4 2
    If the Labor Board tells them this is okey doakey, I would go elsewhere for work. Very disrespectful to take their time and not compensate them for it.
  7. Visit  Amanda.RN profile page
    #5 0
    Oh my...
    If you're required to be there, you should certainly be paid to be there (regardless of whether or not there's work to do)...