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  • Contract Employee Not Notified of Company 1 week Shut Down California

    Hello,

    I was hired as a contractor for a large company (hourly rate) by a recruiting firm who I also pays me. They did not notify me of a 1 week mandatory closure of the company before I was hired. I found out after I started working for the company.

    Are they liable to pay me because they did not disclose this?

  • #2
    Nope. Sorry but they are not.
    I post with the full knowledge and support of my employer, though the opinions rendered are my own and not necessarily representative of their position. In other words, I'm a free agent.

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    • #3
      Why not?

      If I were to take the time off I understand it would be unpaid but I am being forced to take it off without prior knowledge that this was going to occur...seems like they owed me that information.

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      • #4
        I agree that you should have been told but the law does not require any particular amount of notice nor does it guarantee you pay for time not actually worked. Unless you have a contract which states otherwise, you are not guaranteed to be scheduled for a set number of hours or days.
        I post with the full knowledge and support of my employer, though the opinions rendered are my own and not necessarily representative of their position. In other words, I'm a free agent.

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        • #5
          Nothing in the law says that if they do not notify you of an upcoming one week shut down you have to be paid for it.
          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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          • #6
            Agree with the other responders & the law definitely does not require that you be paid for any time not worked. (minus a binding contract to the contrary)
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