Rob Sabo
Northern Nevada Business Weekly

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September 16, 2012
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Rounding off timesheets? No, says state

Companies that invested in electronic timesheets tracking the hours worked by their hourly employees soon may wish they'd stuck with old-fashioned paper.

Employers who routinely round a few minutes on time records to reflect a standard eight-hour workday may run afoul of state wage and hour laws.

Rounding is the commonly accepted practice of shaving off a few minutes before or after an employee's shift to reflect a regular workday. For instance, employers routinely call it 8 o'clock if an employee punched in at 7:57 or 8:01, and 5 o'clock if an employee ended his or her shift within a …

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