Asked in Employment Law

Q: does my employ legally have to give me the hours im scheduled?

I haven’t worked for a full week as an hourly pay, part time employee and they sent me home early today even though there was work to be done it was just corporate telling them to cut hours but they did not give me 24 hour notice. they gave me 1 hour notice from when they wanted me to leave.

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Christopher Marlborough
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A: Your question depends on the law of the state in which you work. Federal law provides no protection for this issue.

Some states like New York, have a "Call-In Pay" requirement, which requires that workers be paid for several hours of work if they are sent home early. In NY, restaurant or hotel workers are usually entitled to three hours’ pay at the applicable minimum wage rate (not your hourly rate) for shift time in which you don't work. Employees in other private workplaces are entitled to the lesser of four hours’ pay or the number of hours in the shift at the minimum wage rate. There are certain exceptions to this rule that may or may not apply to your case.

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