Q: In California, does an employer have to give an employee an advanced notice of a scheduling change?
A: No. There is no law that requires an employer to give advanced notice of a change to the employee's schedule. It can happen at any time. However, if you show up for work and are sent home at the start of the shift or sometime during the first half of the scheduled shift, the employee is entitled to Reporting Time Pay. See here for more on that right: https://www.dir.ca.gov/dlse/FAQ_ReportingTimePay.htm
If you are in a union, there might be some rules that protect you against schedule changes. If so, talk to your union representative.
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