Clocking in employees....

Discussion in 'Business Operations' started by Worker Bee, Jun 4, 2013.

  1. Worker Bee

    Worker Bee LawnSite Member
    Messages: 1

    When do you clock in your employees? When they arrive and get into a work vehicle or when you arrive at the first job site? On going debate here... Thoughts and advice are welcome!
  2. memphis.landscape

    memphis.landscape LawnSite Member
    Messages: 141

    When they get to the shop (or house if you work from home)
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  3. Sharps_lawn&landscaping

    Sharps_lawn&landscaping LawnSite Member
    from TN
    Messages: 84

    Get a time clock from staples. Best buy I made . Saves you money in the long run.
  4. rdwittmann

    rdwittmann LawnSite Member
    Messages: 71

    Talk to your attorney. But, I am pretty sure you will find that if it came to legal issue, the time would start at the shop. That's the way it is here in Ohio.
  5. 32vld

    32vld LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,983

    From the time you have them report till the time they get back to the shop and leave.

    Now if you have them start at 8 and they arrive at 7:30 the time spent sitting and drinking coffee they are off the clock.

    They start at 8. You have them in the truck 8:01. They are on the clock even if the drive time to the first job is 2 hours.

    They start at 8. You let them sit around and drink coffee till they get in the truck at 10. They have been on the clock since 8.

    Last job ended 4:30, :30 to get back to shop. On the clock till 5.

    Back at the shop at 5. If an 8 hour day/40 hour week. You have them clean equipment, gas, whatever anything past 5 then it must be over time.

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