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  • **California** Can an employer change our schedule??

    If an employee works a regular 9am-5:30pm schedule, is it legal for the employer to change the employee's schedule to a 12pm-8:30pm? and if it is, then is it mandatory for the employee to work those hours if the schedule is changed on a weekly basis?

    We have been working here for more than 4yrs and these has not happened before . Since we got a new supervisor all these changes have occur.

    Thanks for your help.

  • #2
    Shift changes are legal.

    You have a choice not to work the new shift or look for other employment that better suits your schedule.

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    • #3
      so i guess it's ok for the employer to change our schedule one day to not pay overtime..right??

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      • #4
        That depends.

        Your employer cannot change the WORK WEEK in order to avoid paying overtime. They can't say, the work week is going to be Sunday to Saturday this week, and Monday through Sunday the next, in order to keep you at 40 or under hours in a week. But they are at liberty to send you home when you have worked 40 hours in a week rather than have you work overtime.

        Yes, your employer is entitled to change your schedule and they are not obligated to let you work overtime just because you want to.
        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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        • #5
          Can the employer say..." on Friday we're going to have a lot of work instead of coming in @ 9am come in @ 12pm to save some money" Is that ok for the company to do.

          Since they know wich day it's going to be busy they decide to change the schedule..

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          • #6
            Yes, that is entirely legal for the company to do.
            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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