First, I suspect most aspects of this question depend on the local contract. I'm reviewing master now, and will look at my local after. So as I understand it at my job (was told by coworkers) we don't actually get paid until our listed start time, no matter what time we clock in, or "registers in." My understanding of the labor law is that you get paid when you clock in, but I've also heard that the contract supersedes labor laws. Well reviewing the master contract it states "time shall be computed from the time that the employee is ordered to report to work AND REGISTERS IN" The way I understand that is that my registered in time should be when I start to get paid. Anybody have any insight? Edit: I just answered my own question. If any1 reading wants to throw their 2 cents in go ahead, always willing to learn.