Recently, a Home Depot cashier filed a lawsuit in California against the company for back wages. The worker alleges in her lawsuit that whenever employees worked a closing shift, they were required to clock out, then they had to wait at the front of the store for other employees to clock out, and then they had to wait until management armed the alarm system before they could leave.
The worker, in that case, alleges that she, and a class of Home Depot employees, are owed wages because they were subject to Home Depot’s control while off-the-clock after clocking out.
Connecticut and Massachusetts have similar laws that protect employees from employers who require them to stay on the premises after clocking out. In Connecticut and Massachusetts, employers must pay their workers for all time that the employer requires them to be on the premises. If you believe that your employer requires you to stay at work after you’ve clocked out, contact our offices and consult with one of our experienced lawyers today to see if you have a claim.