Does your employer force you to go through a mandatory security check? Or are you forced to stand in a long line waiting to clock-in or clock-out? If so, you may be entitled to unpaid wages, penalties and other compensation.

Employers often force employees to stand in lines at a security checkpoint or at the time-clock machine. But issues arise when employees are forced to clock-out and then wait in the line without pay. Issues also arise when standing in the line shortens the time you get for a meal period. For example, if your employer provides a 30-minute meal break, but you are forced to stand in a line for 5 minutes, then your meal period is actually shortened to 25 minutes. Even standing in a line for 1 minute may be illegal, as California law says that you are entitled to a full 30-minute meal period and pay for all hours that you are under the control of your employer.

If your employer forces you to stand in a line, please contact our attorneys who specialize in these claims for a free consultation because you may be entitled to unpaid wages and substantial penalties, which may total in the thousands or tens of thousands of dollars.

Contact us online today or call us toll free at 888-959-8508 to schedule a free initial consultation to meet with an attorney to discuss your employment law case.