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Working off the clock refers to when an employee performs work outside of their scheduled work time. This can include:

- writing work emails at home

- making work phone calls at home

- coming in early to "set up"

There are numerous other examples of ways employees may be working off the clock. If an employer knows or should've known that off-the-clock work is being performed, he/she may be subject to back penalties if the employee is not being compensated for that time. If you are unsure as to whether any work you perform is off the clock and should be compensable, consult with a labor lawyer for clarification.

Last updated on May 23, 2012 by Employment Lawyers BNB