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    I work in a full service hospital. They have determined that we are "overstaffed" and are cancelling 1 shift per week (1/3 of the work week) as of 3 weeks ago. In the last 2 months they have hired about 10 new employees at the same position who are all on 90 day probation. There are also 4 new employees at the same position who are on orientation which means they must work under a preceptor, and once orientation is complete will add to the "overstaffing" problem. My employer refuses to lay off these new employees and continues to cancel everyone. They also refuse to tell us what days we will be cancelled in advance so we don't schedule shifts other places to make up the difference. They also require us to call out sick at least 4 hours in advance while only giving us 2 hours cancel notice. Is all of this legal? Any suggestion or opinions?

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    I understand your frustration. However, short of a contract (individual or CBA detailing how such census call-offs must be handled), none of this is illegal; the law just doesn't address these issues one way or the other.

    You should, however, open an unemployment claim based on reduced hours. If you get your full hours, fine, not eligible that week; but if you don't, you have a good chance of getting at least partial benefits.
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      Agree, based on your post your employer is not doing anything illegal.

      File for partial UI as suggested. https://www.azdes.gov/landing.aspx?id=4211
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