One reader writes:
I have an hourly employee who is supposed to work from 8:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. She says she stays until about 6 because she wants the traffic to ease off before she goes home. We have told her several times that she has to leave at 5:30 p.m., but we have evidence that sometimes she doesn’t get here until 9 p.m. – she stays here.
I told her that I am obliged to pay her if I know she will be staying after 5:30 p.m. as she has an hourly worker and can claim overtime. Do you have any advice on how to get this person to go home on time?
I answer that question – and four others – today at Inc., where I review letters that were buried here in the archives years ago (and sometimes update / expand my answers to them). You can read it here.
Other questions I answer there today are:
- My pregnant colleague pukes at her desk every day
- Colleague uses our guest office as her personal phone booth
- Maximum number of applicants?
- When job postings are looking for “energetic” candidates