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CA Labor Law Tardiness California
A college student from UCI told me that under California Law, you are allowed to be up to 7 minutes late without it being considered an actual tardy. He said it has something to do with traffic conditions (like weather affects other areas, traffic affects our commute). Is this accurate and if so, can you provide me with any code numbers or links to show the actual law? Reason I ask, the company I work for, a mortgage company, has been downsizing (without the nasty PR of doing actual layoffs). Today, our manager announced that if you clock in 1 minute late, you are tardy, it does count against you and there are no exceptions. Well, if I'm on the highway and there is a car crash, what should I do? I don't have a plane... Thank you, any correspondense is appreciated.
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- There is no such law. Federal law does permit rounding to the nearest 15-minute interval (also known as the rule of "7's and 8's", which may be where the 7-minutes is coming from), but an employer does not have to round. They can pay you to the exact minute if they want. And even if they do allow rounding, it's only for pay purposes; you could still have a "tardy" on your record. Your friend is incorrect.#1; Fri, 11 Aug 2006 01:31:00 GMT
- I agree with Patty. I am including a webpointer to CA law. Payroll related law is the Labor Code. Why do not you ask your college student friend to support their opinon? You could also try contacting CA-DLSE (2nd pointer). They are the people that enforce CA laws, and I am pretty sure that they have never heard of this "law" either. If you can actually find such a law, I am sure that everyone on this website would be thrilled to see a hard reference to it.
http://www.dir.ca.gov/dlse/#2; Fri, 11 Aug 2006 07:11:00 GMT