Off the clock

County Commissioners may soon vote to require county employees to punch out on a timeclock when leaving for lunch. County Treasurer Kathy Davis, with agreement from Personnel Director Bob Blessing, told commissioners at their regular meeting Tuesday (Sept. 10) that not having such a requirement subjects the county to considerable liability. She said that in 2006, a county employee who was technically “on the clock” even though on a lunch break was involved in an auto accident. “It did result in, not a lawsuit, but some big problems,” she stated.