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  • Forced long lunches? California

    Hi,
    The employer I have had for nearly a year has asked me to do a work a day that is less than eight hours (around 6.5 or 7 hours in total length eg: 10:30a-12:00 and then 1:30-5:15p) and take a 90 minute lunch so that she can get longer coverage of the day for less money. Is that legal?

    Thanks for your response.
    D.

  • #2
    Yes; perfectly legal.

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    • #3
      Really?

      Hi there. Thanks for the response. By the way are you a lawyer? Doesn't seem as though it should be legal, but doesn't surprise me the way things are in this country. Would you happen to know if an employer is required to give you notice of schedule changes (more than the day before?) She's done that as well. Not a great employer as I guess you gather.

      D.

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      • #4
        Don't have to be a lawyer. It's legal because there isn't anything saying it's illegal.

        However, you may be entitled to an additional hour's pay at minimum wage for working a split shift. Search for "split shift" here:
        http://www.dir.ca.gov/IWC/IWCArticle4.pdf
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        • #5
          Originally posted by cancald View Post
          Hi there. Thanks for the response. By the way are you a lawyer? Doesn't seem as though it should be legal, but doesn't surprise me the way things are in this country. Would you happen to know if an employer is required to give you notice of schedule changes (more than the day before?) She's done that as well. Not a great employer as I guess you gather.

          D.
          Nope, not a lawyer, but many years of employment law experience.

          Your employer gets to dictate your work schedule. We all work at our employer's convenience. No, she doesn't have to give you a certain amount of advance notice of a schedule change but it certainly would be nice if she did whenever possible.

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