Employer Falsifying Your Timecard? Here's What You Can Do

Employer Falsifying Your Timecard? Here's What You Can Do

Don't feel powerless when your employer is cutting down your hours of work. If you feel that your employer is falsifying your working hours and not paying you fairly, it’s the right time to get legal help from a  Wage and Hour attorney. Your attorney will mindfully build a strong case and present it in the court of law.
 
These timecards scams occur more often than you think. There is a massive misconception that employers are the ones who alter the timesheets by adding up hours to get a bit of extra pay. However, due to the hierarchy, the employees cannot directly question the integrity of their employers, and this is when the employers start spiking the numbers.

Moreover, during this digital age where we have digital audits, smart cards, the employee who thinks that injustice has occurred/holds a strong pool of evidence only if they know how to use it.

What can an employee do if your timecards are being falsified?


If you believe that your timecards have been falsified unlawfully, then your first step should be to get an attorney and know your rights. Your wages cannot just be canceled just because you violated a company policy.
 
The employee should also restore as much evidence as to your timecards, emails, phone calls, texts, etc. because a text to a friend like 'Working late' can be proven invaluable. However, there are certain instances where your employer can alter your timecard. Like an employee forgets to punch out their check-in and out or if the employee has taken sick leave. In these scenarios, the alteration of timecards is not considered illegal.
 
All the employers are asked to maintain a record of their working hours by law and turn in those records if required in the court of law if any dispute occurs. If the employer fails to present this or is denied to offer the actual hours, then in that case, the employer is expected to provide an estimate of their working hours so that the reimbursement can be done.

So don't get tense if your employer fails to audit your working hours. All you need here is an experienced attorney that can help you assist your case. But if you suspect that your employer has spoofed your timecards and falsified them, you should contact an employment attorney for this.  

With the legal team by your side, you can get a favorable outcome and get fair pay from your employer.

Uttam Sharma

Uttam Sharma

Olympic gymnast Gabby Douglas is best known as the first African American to win the individual all-around event. She also won gold medals for the U.S. in the team competitions at the 2012 and 2016 Summer Olympics.

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