Asked in Employment Law for Missouri

Q: Can a company ask me to be on site but not pay me?

A company told me to be at their job location at 8:15AM. I arrived on time. They then had me wait until they could train me. I later found out they had purposely intended for me to start @ 8:30 They claim they don’t have to pay me for those 15 minutes, yet they purposely asked me to be there at 8:15 so that if I was running late they wouldn’t be waiting on me.

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Ronald J. Eisenberg

  • Chesterfield, MO
  • Licensed in Missouri

A: Depending upon your employment classification, you might have a decent claim for 15 minutes of pay.

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