Fall River, MA asked in Employment Law and Employment Discrimination for Massachusetts

Q: I work in a assisted living cna, with 2 floors and memory care is the floor no one see's when they come in the entrance.

Upstairs have they have food servers totally different job description, down stairs they force the cna's to do it, but cna's upstairs do not. They have activities up and down stairs when they go home, they are now trying to add that to do when they go home, when upstairs cna's do not have to. It just seems wrong that they feel we are a jack of all trades and doing different job titles people get paid for, while cna's on the main floor do nothing? I was hired as a cna not a server, or now activities. The meal serving has gone on for years, now they are pulling another fast one. Is this fair to do jobs titles other people get paid for, but add it on to our jobs and we have a lot to do working on a memory care unit!

1 Lawyer Answer
Carrie Dyer
Carrie Dyer
  • Employment Law Lawyer
  • Columbus, OH

A: Unless you have an employment contract dictating otherwise, your employer can generally add to or change your job duties at any time for any reason, as long as it not for an unlawful reason. What you are describing sounds unfair, but it is not unlawful. However, your employer must pay you for all compensable work you are performing.

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