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Friday, May 04, 2018

What Is ‘Buddy Punching’? Businesses Advised To Be On Alert For Employee Theft

OCEAN CITY — Some resort businesses are on alert for a relatively new scam called “buddy punching,” and while the name suggests horseplay in the workplace or hazing, it’s a serious theft scheme that could and does costs thousands of dollars.

In simplest terms, buddy punching refers to the practice of an employee utilizing a clock-in, clock out system, typically the point-of-sale computer systems, to punch in their friends, co-workers or roommates when they are not working those hours or even that day.

Most cases involve just a couple hours here or there over the course of a week or payroll period, but if multiple employees are involved, it can quickly add up to thousands of dollars in lost wages. Over the course of a summer season, it could and does add up to tens of thousands of dollars in lost profits.



Anonymous said...

Smart employers use thumb print chronos systems.

Anonymous said...

that's nothing new. hell, ass hats where doing that in '87 when i was kid working at sears.

Anonymous said...

When I worked in Detroit at Ford, I was on the assembly line, we punched each other in and never showed up. We did the other persons job and vice a versa to give ourselves extra paid days off.

Anonymous said...

I did this at Maytech when it was here. I was in sales, many times never did show up, just took credit for the hours.

Anonymous said...

ask Jackie Welfonder. It's something she knows very well.

Anonymous said...

Lost profits - yes.
Lost wages - just the opposite! Gained wages!

Anonymous said...

Where is quality control on this? Good QC, no issue!