Change Required Hours per Week for Salary Employees

I have worked for an Ohio company in a salary position for the past five years. I do not have an employment contract with this employer.
I was recently informed that the hours I was required to work during a week had been changed to 45 hours. When I took the position I was not directly informed as the number of hours per week and to the best of my knowledge there is no written policy as to the number of hours required. At no time during my employment have I been docked pay or reprimanded for working only 40 hours per week.
We were informed that if we could not work the 45 hours that an hourly position would be made available at a lower wage.
My question: Can an employer increase the number of hours required per week without a corresponding increase in salary?

1 answer  |  asked Apr 23, 2002 11:01 AM [EST]  |  applies to Ohio

Answers (1)

Neil Klingshirn
Your employer can change your hours

Regrettably, your employer is free to change your hours of work, your pay and even your employment. You, however, are free to find other employment and should begin exploring it. Once you do, you will be in a position to bargain for better pay or accept the better position.

Best of luck,


posted by Neil Klingshirn  |  Apr 23, 2002 12:27 PM [EST]

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