What is Off-the-Clock Work?2017.02.20 lingo off.clock

Off-the-clock work is extra work, usually overtime, performed by employees, that isn't reflected in their paychecks. A practice encouraged by some employers, particularly in the customer-service field, to keep labor costs down. Expressly forbidden by the Fair Labor Standards Act.

—See more about this and other entries in The Lexicon of Labor.