Pros: hours are available to work overtime
Cons: the hours seem to be lost in the system and the employee is not compensated for the missing hours.
What gets me is that they threaten their employees with serous consequences when they don't turn in uniforms as if they are a law abiding company. Whereas they make serious mistakes on their employee's paycheck which are direct violations from the
Department of Labor. Definition of "Employ"
By statutory definition the term "employ" includes "to suffer or permit to work." The workweek ordinarily includes all time during which an employee is necessarily required to be on the employer's premises, on duty or at a prescribed work place. "Workday", in general, means the period between the time on any particular day when such employee commences his/her "principal activity" and the time on that day at which he/she ceases such principal activity or activities. The workday may therefore be longer than the employee's scheduled shift, hours, tour of duty, or production line time.Such as: Typical Problems
Problems arise when employers fail to recognize and count certain hours worked as compensate hours. For example, an employee who remains at his/her desk while eating lunch and regularly answers the telephone and refers callers is working. This time must be counted and paid as compensated hours worked because the employee has not been completely relieved from duty. It seems as if they overlook some of the labor laws set up by the Department of Labor in Georgia!