What is the name of your state (only U.S. law)? Pennsylvania
Hey everyone, I have a question regarding time clock procedures.
At my place of work, we have to clock in via a program on our computer systems on which we work. The problem is, we are required at the end of our shifts to shut our computers down, then when we come in, we have to power them back on.
The loading process, as you may imagine, can be slow on these PCs. My employer gives us a 2 minute and 59 second window to clock in, so if I am scheduled to start work at 8am, and I clock in at 8:03, I'm considered late. The problem here is that I am here at work before 8am, sitting in my desk, waiting for my PC to boot up and load up the program to clock in. This can take upward of 5 minutes sometime. So there have been a few days where I've been marked late, even though I was at work and at my desk prior to my 8am start time.
My question is, is this legal? Since I am technically at work and doing something that my job requires (starting my PC) should I be able to claim I am at work on time even though the program which I am forced to use will say I might be late?