Isn’t that illegal?
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I want to thank all the folks who pitched in over the weekend. For the hourly folks- thank you! Your efforts are much appreciated and will help us move forward and secure our positions. Please do not add/remove any time from your timecard, especially if you worked after hours. Your manager will take care of your timecard. We appreciate you helping out out during rough times and not worrying about compensation. We promise 2021 will be much better. I’ve decided as a manager to take some additional time and get some of my PTO off the books. Please work extra this week and support our mission. I will check back later on in the week while vacationing.
Contact EEOC! Several others did and won through EEOC or they were provided a “Right to Sue” letter from them to take them to court!
Interesting read when you Google all the employees who have contacted them and won! That company is a joke!
Dear "Your Manager", Leadership has been reviewing at your work ethics and amount of time off and determined that your job is not needed. No need to come in or call in. Your official letter advising your job has been eliminated will be sent via personal email and all company systems are being shutoff. Boxes for your equipment should be received next week. Please enjoy the rest of your indefinite time off. No need to worry about the work as your former staff is getting it all done. Also they appreciate that eliminating your job saved two of theirs. Also should you decide to post anymore taunting messages, use your corrected title "Your Former Manager".
Please do not erase any of the time on your time card- consult with your supervisor or manager first. We all need to work a little extra right now- look at what is going on with layoffs. Let’s all pitch in and worry about our time cards at another time. Working extra hard now will reward us all with jobs later on. Again don’t worry about your timecard- management will take care of it. The holiday is right around the corner and we need everyone to pitch in- please do so. I’m going to extend my PTO due to the holiday week. Will check in on productivity after my holiday- please give us that “extra”. Thank you for all you do!
That is not legal. I would suggest for future to have proof of your actual time and hard evidence that your upstream manager "suggest/insinuate" that you erase your OT.
Not defending anyone maybe it was miscommunication from your manager, they should know that is not legal. You are entitled to your OT, of course UHG policy is you must work 40 hours before getting OT pay and if a Holiday or PTO was used during that pay period cycle, no OT, regular straight pay.
If they continue to ask you to work overtime for free, here is a list of the State labor offices for each state
State Labor Offices | U.S. Department of Labor
Wow I can't believe UHC has the audacity to ask employees to work overtime and not get paid and then trying to say that it's just to "help out" If you are an hourly employee it is illegal for for them to ask you to erase your overtime off your time card. It is illegal for you to work extra and not get paid. If they continue to do that you should file a complaint with your State Labor Board.
There's no reason why they shouldn't be able to pay you considering the CEO double his salary
UnitedHealth Group CEO's compensation more than doubled over last year | City Pages
Ask a friendly coworker to show you his cell phone time and day and just take an image off of that several times during the day.
Also there should be a time and day you could get off your computer, if you have that sort of system on it. Just take a photograph of it. Is this person ignorant about technology. Seems like you and they are both a little ignorant. No offense I'm just saying.
In regard to the comment a couple posts below, I think he tried to say ask a coworker or a few coworkers. Even someone you don't even know. I agree that this could be easily verified. If you decide to do anything about it.
It is great to see that slavery is alive and well in america again.
They have recording devices and a pen that also is able to record video on the amazon site. They are relatively cheap. Ask a customer if they know what time it is and the day. Do this at the beginning and end of each day or whenever you feel necessary. You will then have a recording of what time and day it is for evidence. If you are near a store clock, just move the pen toward that then take it outside so you can also verify the time based upon how light or dark it is outside. Take that to the higher ups or your ethical department. It is stunning to me the ignorance of people in regard new technology. Have you not seen a selfie photograph before from a celebrity even or what.
We are asking that you never erase time on a time card. However, we are also asking that you “help us out a little”
Let’s all work a little extra, and not worry about documenting on our time cards - stay a little late and give up a few weekends to help us through this time of need.
No need to worry- let’s all band together and help the company out. I’ll check back in soon. I’m finishing out some much needed vacation time. Thanks for all you do!
They cannot ask you to do that! Trust me I was in a department that someone complained to HR about this. They came through and audited all our time cards and system usage time and adjusted several hours of pay.
Get a sense of humor people. This 'Your Manager' person is being a smart *** on all these post. I think it is hilarious.
Stop showing your privilege Karen. This corporation was built on the backs of those who never got paid. Racist.
No need to worry about OT right now. We all need to just keep working as much as possible to secure our futures. Let’s all pay it forward.
It is generally illegal not to pay someone for time worked. If you are an exempt employee, then OT might be irrelevant for you. If time was recorded on your timesheet that you didn’t actually work, then it’s not illegal to correct it. Same goes for OT time. If you qualify for OT as per applicable law in the work location and their comp structure, and you are not compensated as per the law, then that is generally considered illegal. If the OT wasn’t actually earned, its removal is warranted. If the OT was legit and the rule is part of a collective bargaining agreement rather than a law, it might be grievance type thing rather than a legal issue.
disclaimer I’m not a lawyer. Contact/consult your state’s labor board for fuller details.