Employee rights at the work place

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Employee rights at the work place

Being an techician at an automotive dealership in TX, a few of us feel our servive manager is over stepping his bondries. For 1 I was

Asked on August 21, 2019 under Employment Labor Law, Texas


SJZ, Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 3 years ago | Contributor

There are two different issues here:
1) Can the manager make you attend meetings, clean bathrooms, etc.? Yes, your manager determines what your job is and what you have to do, and if you don't do what you are told to do, you may be disciplined--even terminated.
2) However, if you are an hourly (as opposed to salaried, for example) employee, you must be paid for all time worked, not matter whether you are repairing cars or sweeping out the bathroom. If not paid for all time worked--all time doing what your employer tells you to do--contact the state department of labor about filing a complaint. All time you are required to be at work, whether "actually working" or in meetins or doing something else, is work time.

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