Here’s the scenario: everyday you arrive to work early to make sure you have enough time to park, put your coat and lunch away, and get in line to punch-in at the time clock. But how are you rewarded for this early arrival? Your employer rounds your early punch-in up to your start time anyway – your employer essentially steals these minutes from you and gets free work. If this scenario sounds familiar, your employer is likely reaping the benefits of free work from all the employees that clock-in early. This could be a major violation of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), including potential minimum wage and overtime violations. Our employment law attorneys provide specifics herein.