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    I'm a minor, 17 yrs. old, and I work part-time for a clothing store in Illinois. Our store's policy is that if you cannont work a shift you're assigned to then you are responsible for finding a replacement. On the other hand I called in to work one day and said I couldn't work because I'd sprained my ankle, and there was no problem. Our store has also just started a policy of people who don't show up to work are fired. Is this legal if I informed my manager I couldn't work, and couldn't find someone to take my hours? Are employers with hourly employee's responsible for finding someone to cover a shift or is it the job of the employee?
    Last edited by shoegrl17; 11-19-2005, 05:26 AM.

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    This is entirely a matter of company policy. The law does not dictate that you have to find your own replacement; neither does it prohibit your employer from making that a requirement.

    If your company policy is to find your own replacement, then you find your own replacement.
    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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