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Old 11-12-2010, 09:54 AM
 
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Can an NYC employer legally change working hours on salary positions if you were hired verbally on a salary for 1 set of hours and the company owner wants to change them? What can a person do?
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Old 11-12-2010, 10:14 AM
 
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it happened to me, my hours were changed
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Old 11-12-2010, 10:16 AM
 
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Can an NYC employer legally change working hours on salary positions if you were hired verbally on a salary for 1 set of hours and the company owner wants to change them? What can a person do?

You can do nothing or look for another job. Our office "hours" are 9-6.....some days I work 9-6, other days I work 9-8 or 9-10. My salary never changes.
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Old 11-12-2010, 10:23 AM
 
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Is it legal for them to do that?
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Old 11-12-2010, 11:01 AM
 
Location: Brooklyn New York
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You can do nothing or look for another job. Our office "hours" are 9-6.....some days I work 9-6, other days I work 9-8 or 9-10. My salary never changes.
ugh man, thats gotta really suck.
anything after 5 is deadly.
you would think with all the technology we have that our work days would be shorted. were no better than the 1960's

Im fortunate though, I am 8:30-4:30
yay.
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Old 11-12-2010, 11:22 AM
 
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Is it legal for them to do that?

Yes, it is. Unless you signed an employment CONTRACT specifically stating your salary and hours, they can change your hours, make you take a paycut, give you a raise, and change your benefits (for better or worse)
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Old 11-12-2010, 11:30 AM
 
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I found this info:

Section 195.5 of the Labor Law states:

Every employer shall notify his employees in writing or by publicly posting the employer's policy on sick leave, vacation, personal leave, holidays and hours.
If an employer does not have a written policy, the oral policy (or past practice) may be enforced -- if the terms of the policy can be confirmed through an investigation. Moreover, violators of § 195.5 are subject to civil penalty.
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Old 11-12-2010, 11:32 AM
 
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Yes, they can, like someone else mentioned before... unless it is specifically mentioned in your contract.

Seems like the only way to prevent something like this would be to have a union.
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Old 11-13-2010, 11:51 AM
 
Location: Astoria, Queens, you know the scene
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If you're an FLSA exempt (salaried) employee, you have to work for however long it takes to get the job done and you won't get paid for the extra hours, although you might get compensation time.
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Old 11-13-2010, 12:28 PM
 
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Keep in mind, also, that NYS is an "at will" employment state. If you have no employment contract, they can fire you at any time for cause or for no cause. If you complain too much about the hours or refuse to work the new hours, they can fire you.

What are the new hours?? Is it that bad?
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