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  • Wife teaches in Florida, problems!

    Wife teaches in a college in florida, management in the college is not the greatest so they have a hard time retaining teachers.

    She started part time 20 hours a week at night and then moved to full time "salary" 27 hours a week. Late last year they lost one too many teachers so wife worked 2 shifts for 3 months, they pad her separatelly for the seccond shift and still got her regular salary pay. Not sure if they should have paid her overtime since she would leave our house at 7 am and return at 11 pm.

    Earlly this year they lost a night time teacher and asked her if she could teach 20 hours at night but they would still pay her fulltime "27 hours" She agreed.

    Now fast forwarding they want her to stay night time altough she does not want to and want her to make up the difference in hours to continue her full time status. This is what they propose mo - wenedsday 5 to 10 Thursday 8 am to 2 p.m. then 5 to 10 and friday 8 a.m to 2 p.m. Normally she works from 5 to 10 pm monday trought thursday and has friday off.

    Is this legal? Does wife has a recourse other than refusing to work the crazy schedule and getting fired?


    Thanks

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    They can set her hours at anything they want her to work unless she has a bona fide contract that says otherwise. There is nothing illegal about the schedule they want her to work; she can either work it or find other employment where the hours are more to her liking.
    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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    • #3
      Hi,


      Thanks for the prompt reply, she is currently looking for another job. However I would like clarification on one point. I know that teachers are excempt from overtime etc. My wife teaches cosmethology, her true tittle is Educator. Is she excempt as a teacher?
      She does not have a degree, she only has her cosmethology license.
      Last edited by Red158; 10-04-2005, 07:17 AM.

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      • #4
        Without knowing precisely what duties she performs, I can't answer that question.
        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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