Originally Posted by Florida_Bronco
From my understanding, whenever your schedule is changed without your permission like that you are supposed to be given at least some notice so you can prepare.
If it can't be sorted out there, talk to a labor lawyer and the labor board. They will tell you for sure if you have a case.
For what it's worth, I'm pursuing a potential wrongful termination lawsuit against my former employer.
Most state laws require that you are paid a minimum number of hours if you show up for a shift and the shift is cancelled. For instance, in some states you are required to be paid for 2 hours of work if you show up for a scheduled shift and it is cancelled without notice.
But, if he showed up and his hours were cut short, well, unfortunately, that's not covered.
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