Fremont, OH asked in Employment Law for Ohio

Q: Can an employer legally not pay you for hours worked if you did not write it down on your time sheet ? I didn't call off

They're saying if we don't write down our hours then they don't know what we work. And if we forget to write down a day we don't get payed for that day cause we didn't write it down .

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Greg Mansell
Greg Mansell
  • Columbus, OH
  • Licensed in Ohio

A: Absolutely not. An employer must pay an employee for all hours actually worked. While they can discipline an employee for failing to write down hours, they cannot refuse to pay you if you actually worked the hours. Please feel free to reach out if your rights have been violated:

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