California Employment Law
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I may have follow up questions, anyone there proficient in human resources? My HR friends keep telling me this is wrong and that if I am not on shift, this man is not my boss unless I am on the clock.
Hello Cindy,Unfortunately, while your friends may be proficient in human resources they are not knowledgeable in employment law. (The difference being that they can comment on what is right and wrong, but have no knowledge of what's legal or illegal under California employment law).
There is nothing illegal about being written up while you are not on the clock. Your boss definitely should have waited till you returned to work to write you up, but he violated no law in failing to do so.However, if appointment to be written up took longer than fifteen minutes, you would be entitled to be compensated for that time.