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  • MA - Massachusetts Part time worker called in for 8 hours (sent home after 4, paid 4)

    In Massachusetts is there a law preventing an employer from doing this to Non-Exempt workers? Multiple times my girlfriend has been called in for 8 hour shifts and is being told to go home early because they 1) are closing early, or 2) have too many people.

    She IS on payroll, and is not a temp.

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    No, there is no law in MA (or any other state) prohibiting this.
    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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      & as per your title, being paid four hours for four hours work is correct.
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      • #4
        the nuisance here is that she has 2 different part-time jobs, and if she knew there would be a half-day she would have scheduled the other job instead.

        I suppose the best solution would be to have a formal contract stating the minimum number of billable hours per workday.

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        • #5
          However, the employer cannot be forced to agree to such a contract.
          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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            & they "probably" won't considering they sometimes close early or have too many people.
            Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around. Leo Buscaglia

            Live in peace with animals. Animals bring love to our hearts and warmth to our souls.

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