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Q: I am a full time hourly employee in Maine. Am I guaranteed a certain # of hours per week?

A mechanical issue reduced the need for employees and I was sent home. Losing a days pay.

Rhiannon Herbert
Rhiannon Herbert answered on Jan 15, 2020

The Fair Labor Standards Act does not require that employers give their employees a minimum number of hours to work; it only requires that employees be paid at least minimum wage for each hour worked. If you were sent home (and thus did not perform work) during this mechanical issue, there is no... Read more »

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Q: is it legal to have a labor and safety inspector to call you from their home?

we recently had an employee quit, he still has a company cell and other things incl. vital information on customers include their credit card numbers at his house. We told him that we were going to shut off service on hat phone and that we hired more employees who will be w9 workers but one needs... Read more »

Terrence H Thorgaard
Terrence H Thorgaard answered on Sep 14, 2015

How do you know that she called from her home? I doubt that there is any law against doing that.

I'm guessing you suspect that this "inspector" to is not what she said she is, and really just a friend of your ex employee. Call back to the agency and ask to talk to the person who called...
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