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  • Emp wants to reduce hours worked California

    I'm in the state of California, not under contract, just a regular employee. My employer wants me to continue working fulltime, 40 hours per week 5 days a week, but I want to work no more than 32 hours per week 4 days. When I ask to have my hours reduced I hear "No. We need you 40 per week." Does my employer have the right to make me work 40 per week? What if I refuse to work 40 and insist on only working 32
    Last edited by cbg; 10-12-2008, 01:14 PM.

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    Unless you have a bona fide, legally enforceable contract that guarantees that you will only be required to work 32 hours a week, your employer may legally require that you work 40. Or more. Or less.

    If you refuse to work more than 32, your employer is free to fire you and hire someone who will work the hours he needs.
    The above answer, whatever it is, assumes that no legally binding and enforceable contract or CBA says otherwise. If it does, then the terms of the contract or CBA apply.


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