Docking Pay - Shirking Work
An employee was found to be shirking work in a non-work area by a supervisor and it can be established that the employee was there for one and one half hours. Can or should the employer reduce that employee's worked time by that amount? The employee says there was nothing to do. Can or should we go ahead and pay the employee and proceed with progressive disciplinary action or dock the employee for the unproductive time and discipline? Can is important, but should is as well.