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Proof of shorting hours on paycheck ADVICE PLEASE!

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Junior Member
I live in CA

I work at a fast food restaurant and am 18 years old. I have been with the store since before it opened Dec. 23 04 and recently noticed I had received two consecutive paychecks for the exact amount of 57 hours. I became suspicious since I had to my knowledge been working well over 30 hours per week. I get paid every two weeks. I saved my timeclock receipts for the past two weeks and at the end of the two weeks I had accumulated 60.8 hours and received a check for 56 hours. With this proof I questioned my manager who showed me how she adds our paychecks from the schedule, not the timeclock. I also asked to see all the timeclock readouts which see failed to provide within 3 days and I still havent seen. I think i may be owed at least $150 dollars and dont know what I should do to correct this issue. Especially Since when raising the question of shorting the owner starts to become visably angry and just two days ago told me I cant talk with any employees about the shorting on my check :confused: . What step should I take next, if any since its not that large of an amount of money.

Any advice would be greatly appreciated


Senior Member
Figuring paychecks from the work schedule and not the timekeeping system is STUPID. That undoubtedly means you're not the only employee being underpaid (which is illegal) and there probably are employees being paid for time not worked (legal but dumb.)

If the store owner won't even discuss this so a solution can be implemented and back pay provided as necessary, then your recourse is to contact your State's Department of Labor and file a complaint. Since this process takes some time, I suggest you continue to keep copies of your time card receipts until the matter is resolved.


Junior Member
thanks for the help and the link and yes, I was wondering why they even had us clock in and out at all especially when they said my receipts werent valid proof.

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