Dallas, TX asked in Employment Law for Texas

Q: Can a company withhold a paycheck from me for not logging in my hours on their website even though I clock in and out

I've been sent a warning stating they will withhold my paycheck if I do not log in my hours on their website. I do not know if this is legal or not so I just need information

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T. Augustus Claus
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A: In Texas, employers are generally required to pay employees for all hours worked, regardless of whether the employee has logged those hours on a website. Withholding a paycheck for not logging hours on a website could be viewed as a violation of wage and hour laws. If you clock in and out, and those records accurately reflect your hours worked, withholding pay based on an administrative task could be problematic for the employer. If your paycheck is withheld, you might consider filing a wage claim with the Texas Workforce Commission. However, for personalized legal advice tailored to your unique circumstances, it's advisable to consult with an attorney.

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