Re: Employer Garnishing Wages
I assume these are probably hourly non-exempt employees. If so, they have to be paid for all hours worked but they can be disciplined up to & including being fired for what they did. If they closed early (turned off the open sign) & did no work (such as washing dishes for example) during that remaining time (45 min.), they do not have to be paid for that 45 minutes. Non-exmept employees only have to be paid for time actually worked. They are lucky they didn't get fired.
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