Hi . I have asked this before but am wondering if husband should take another tact. He has been working for an employer since february - restaurant biz, as the GM. Co is having a hard time recruiting staff to asst him and this is a busy season for them.
He is going in at 11 am and coming home at 1:30 am...6 sometimes 7 days a week. The regional person asked to have a meeting of all staff in teh morning at 11 am, and he asked if it could be at 2 pm, stating he and the staff would be closing late, and that he didn't want to work another 14 hour day 4 days in a row. Her response was, "that's nothing, you are going to be working 16 hour days.
He is scheduled for some health tests b/c of some heart issues and I continue to be worried for his health - dr concurs this level of stress/work isn't good for him (he is 58 ). / so questions
1) I am assuming an employer can treat him this way and he has no recourse (he is salaried, so no labor laws are being broken?? so if he quits - he won't get unemployment, nothing about working conditions???
2) what does a dr need to write in order for him to be able to either 1) work less hours or 2) let him quit and get unemployment? ..he doesn t want to not work, just doesn't want to work all these hours.
he is interviewing for other jobs so hopefully he can just leave, and he is not one to "not work" either,
any advice, ideas?? thanks