Leaving the Facility on Paid 15 Minute Break
I'm hoping some one can enlighten me. The company is in Michigan (GO PISTONS). We currently give all our employees a 15 mnute paid break. They are not required to punch in and out for this break. Here's my situation. I just discovered that I have a number of employees that are leaving to go run errands, get breakfast, ect. while on break. (My gut tells me this is not a good situation). My payroll administrator said they are punching in and out for these occasions. He said that I can not mandate where they spend their break time. I'm thinking he is wrong, as I am paying them for this time. I feel we are setting ourselves up for a lawsuit if some one is in an accident if we are paying them, even if they did punch out. Please enlighten me. Share your wisdom and knowledge in this area.