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  • Forced unpaid days off Massachusetts

    My salon employer is Massachusetts has been forcing hourly paid employees like myself to take days off which they are normally scheduled to work. They often do so last minute, such as calling at 10 am telling me not to come to my shift which begins at noon. Mass. law requires employers to pay for a minimum of 3 hours (http://www.mass.gov/?pageID=elwdterm..._017&csid=Elwd) to employees who report for work and are sent home early. So I am wondering if this law also applies when they are not allowed to even come to work. I was also curious if there is a minimum amount of notice required to notify employees of forced time off. Thank you?

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    No. If they call you and tell you not to come to work, you have not reported and there is no reporting pay due. There is no minimum time for them to call you; as long as you are notified in advance not to report, it doesn't matter if they called you the day before or as you were putting on your coat to leave.
    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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