We have taken on cutting-edge cases other firms turned down — and we have won.

Avvo Clients' Choice Award 2018 | Stephanie Jane Hahn
Martindale-Hubbell | AV Preeminent | Peer Rated For Highest Level of Professional Excellence | 2019
Martindale-Hubbell | Client Champion Platinum / 2019
FindLaw | Stephanie Jane Hahn, Attorney at Law PC | 5 stars out of 13 reviews
Best Business of 2023 three best rated Stephanie Jane Hahn, Attorney at Law PC excellence

Can your employer require you to work off the clock?

On Behalf of | Jun 29, 2023 | Blog, Wage & Hour Laws

Navigating the world of employment can be challenging, especially when it comes to understanding your rights as an employee. One common concern that might arise is whether your employer can require you to work off the clock in Indiana.

Understanding the basics of Indiana’s labor laws will help you know your rights and what your employer can and cannot ask of you.

Indiana wage and hour laws

In Indiana, employers must pay their employees for all hours worked. This includes any time spent on work-related activities, even if that time occurs outside of regular working hours. For instance, if your employer asks you to do tasks before you clock in or after you clock out, you should get compensation for that time.

Exempt employees, such as salaried professionals, executives and administrators, may not get more compensation for extra hours worked. But non-exempt employees must receive overtime pay for any hours worked beyond 40 in a workweek.

Working off the clock

Working off the clock implies any work you perform that you do not get paid for. This could involve tasks such as taking work home, answering emails outside work hours or even setting up equipment before your shift begins. In Indiana, such activities are generally considered work, and your employer should pay you for this time.

If you find that you are working off the clock without appropriate compensation, address the issue with your employer. Keep track of all the hours you work and any discrepancies in your pay.

Understanding your rights as an employee in Indiana is key to ensuring that you are fairly compensated for all your work.


More Than 20 Years Experience With Employee Law

Attorney Stephanie Jane HahnView Profile

FindLaw Network