I have been employed for 2 years with my employer, no vacation, no paid holidays, no benefits at all. I also work overtime for regular pay, and RARELY take a lunch! They are now telling me I have to change my work hours from 8:30 to 5:00. M-F, to 7:00 to 2:30 M-F & Saturdays for 4 hrs! My schedule has never changed, and I have childcare ONLY between 8:00 & 6:00 M-F, I'm a single mother. They tell me that if I do not make this change in the next week or so, then I can no longer be employed with them. Can they do this?

2 answers  |  asked Apr 9, 2009 11:26 PM [EST]  |  applies to California

Answers (2)

George Allen

Unless there is something to prevent the employer from making this change (e.g., a contract), your employer is probably permitted to require you to work these new hours. Depending on your job, you may be entitled to overtime pay for your overtime hours. You should discuss both aspects with an experienced employment attorney.

Good luck.

posted by George Allen  |  Apr 10, 2009 1:07 PM [EST]
Jennifer Schwartz
More information needed

You might have a claim depending on what your job is, who your current employer is, what kind of agreement you had with your employer etc. Please email me directly if you would like to talk about this more/
jennifer schwartz
attorney at law

posted by Jennifer Schwartz  |  Apr 9, 2009 11:58 PM [EST]

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