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Hello again,Thank you for the additional information. Although I don't see where you answered my question about being in a union, I will assume that you are not in a union. If you are, please reply by clicking the reply button and informing me of that, because it could make a difference in my answer. In any event, it is legal for a supervisor or employer to correct a timesheet to reflect that actual hours worked, or some other administrative error, without consulting an employee. However, the employer may not do so with the intent to take away hours that were actually worked by the employee. In that case, if the employee is not paid correctly, and the employer refuses to correct their error, then the employee could file a wage complaint with the State for the money they are owed, or file a small claims court suit. But just to be clear, the employer does not have to consult the employee, but if they make an error they must fix it and pay the employee properly. If they made the change on purpose in order for the employee not to be paid properly, then the employee can file a wage complaint. Please let me know if you need any clarification. I would be glad to assist you further if I can.
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