Albany, NY asked in Employment Law for New York

Q: If you're scheduled for work and find the store closed to you get paid

Store was closed for co leak and I wasn't notified

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V. Jonas Urba
V. Jonas Urba
  • New York, NY
  • Licensed in New York

A: New York City's Code may be helpful. Here is a link:

You may want to review your employee handbook, which every employer should have, although not mandated to have, which might address closures. Diligent employers adopt written policies to provide closure notices by: emails, text messages, local news channels, or tie their own closures to school closures, post on Facebook, etc... If your employer lacks closure policies you might ask for reasons why it provided no notice to you. Was your manager hospitalized, under a power outage, no cell service, etc...? If the manager's reasons make no sense maybe suggest pay for that day or a half day's pay or at least reimbursement for your travel expenses. If everything fails maybe begin looking for another job confidentially. I think yesterday's flash floods were New York City subway's first ever in history. If that is true, there may be many reasons an employer could allege in its defense. Unless a union contract protects you, if the employer refuses your reasonable requests, moving on might be the best option.

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