Can an employer change you from non-billable to billable status, take away your responsibilties, and then tell you to find billable work when the company has very little billable?

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Can an employer change you from non-billable to billable status, take away your responsibilties, and then tell you to find billable work when the company has very little billable?

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Asked on August 24, 2016 under Employment Labor Law, Texas

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SJZ, Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 5 years ago | Contributor

This is perfectly legal unless you have a written contract defining and protecting your job. (If you do, you can enforce its terms, including by a breach of contract lawsuit, if necessary.) In the absence of a contract, you are an employee at will, and your employer may change your job, reduce your responsibilities or hours or pay, or even terminate you, at any time for any reason whatsoever.


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