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Yes, it is currently hospital practice to clock employees out or deduct time for lunches that have not been taken prior to submitting the time for our paychecks. I found this out while reviewing my paycheck and noticing that I had not been paid for hours that I worked. I was told that it is policy to deduct the 30 minutes prior to submitting the time. I am guessing they do this hospital wide. Is this legal? Can they change my timecard without my permission.
Also there is the question about my being non-benefitted yet working a 40+ hour week.
Yes, I should be taking a lunch but there is often not time to do so during my day. I didn't ask to be paid "Overtime" just the 30 minute time that I worked. I am directed to take my lunch but there isn't time during my day and I chose to work through this 30 minute time period so that I can leave on time.
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