Question I am a union worker in Wa. State, we get off at 1400 hours and are required to stay in a specific area till then. It takes us 3-4 minutes to walk to the time clock where there is a line of 50 to 75 people. are we allowed to start heading to the timeclock at 1357 or 1358?
Answer David - You are being paid for forty hours of work presumably, and leaving your work site early means working less than 40 hours. I don't see how that would be approved by management. You certainly have no right to leave early under any law with which I am familiar.