Is it legal for your employer to change your hours without your consent?
I was hired to work 7:00am to 3:00pm as a housekeeper at a nursing home. The census is low, so our hours were cut to where we leave at 1:30pm. As you can imagine, things aren't getting done the way they should with the cut. Now the administrator has decided one of us HAS to work 12:00pm to 6:00pm. That is well into second shift. Can my employer MAKE one of us work 12-6 if were hired for first shift?
Asked By: Brandi M - 8/6/2010
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What your employer is trying to do is SAVE your job. The company could easily say that only one housekeeper is needed for the 7am shift and lay off one of you then hire somebody else for the noon shift... More
Answered By: garyg7 - 8/6/2010
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im sorry to say but with that type of job, its legal
Answered By: Mo - 8/6/2010
Yes, they can pretty much get away with it. If you are really unsure contact the department of labor or read up on the website. If your hours get cut too much, check into filing unemployment to help make up those lost hours.
Answered By: tink - 8/6/2010
Yes, unless you are a contract worker then your employer can do almost anything they want.
Answered By: NighthawkSTL - 8/6/2010
Yes of course they can change your hours, and don't need your consent. No they can't make you work the new hours. But if you can't or won't, they'll most likely fire you (no unemployment) and find someone who WILL.
Answered By: Judy - 8/6/2010
Yes it is legal for your employer to change your hours without your consent. You can also be fired if you refuse to work the new schedule. You will not receive unemployment if you get fired. It's a pain that your hours changed, but nothing ever remains the same forever. You are still employed and receiving a paycheck... More
Answered By: Heather - 8/6/2010
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