An employer must pay for the hours worked. If you forget to clock in, but inform them about it, they must pay your wages. If they do not, you have a wage claim. Often there are penalties that attach to the non-payment of wages. These penalties can be as much as 30 days of wages. (at 8 hours per day). In addition, you can recover attorney fees and costs for suing the employer for the unpaid wages. You should discuss this with an attorney and track all time not paid. Be as specific as possible.
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