In a recently-decided case (Donohue v. AMN Services, LLC), a California appellate court found that an employer’s rounding of employee’s time to the nearest 10-minute increment did not violate California law because the practice did not disfavor employees.
In this case, the plaintiff was a non-exempt nurse recruiter who worked for a healthcare staffing company. The recruiters, including the plaintiff, logged their time using a computer-based timekeeping system. Despite the fact that the computer-based timekeeping system logged employees’ punches in real time, the company had a practice of rounding employees’ time to the nearest 10 minutes (e.g. all punch times between 7:55 a.m. and 8:04 a.m. would record as 8:00 a.m., and all punch times between 8:05 a.m. and 8:14 a.m. would record as 8:10 a.m.). The plaintiff filed a class action lawsuit against the employer claiming that the company’s rounding practice violated California law. Continue reading NEW CASE: California Court Approves Employer’s Rounding Practice