Q: Job title changed now we are trying to force me to change back
I work for a motel in California I was hired at the house I got promoted the front desk and now because the owner doesn’t want to hire a new housekeeper and wants to get someone in front desk off the books he’s trying to force me to do housekeeping again and I don’t want to is that legal?
Perfectly legal. You are employed at will unless you have an agreement to the contrary with your employer about that status. The employer of an at will employee can change the terms and conditions of employment, including job title and job responsibilities, at any time and for any reason or even for no reason at all. Working someone off the books is a violation of several laws but unless the employer is doing that with you, that is a legal issue that belongs to the person being paid off the books.
Good luck to you.
Brad S Kane agrees with this answer
A: Assuming you are an at will employee, your employer can change your job duties at anytime on a going forward basis. Hiring an "off the books" employee is illegal and may give that employee may claims for labor code violations against the owner.
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