What should i do?
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What should i do?
Ive been working at 711 for the past 3 years. I’ve had the same schedule for a long time 5 days but it changed to 4 days and my hours were cut. About a year and a half ago, a co-worker quit with only a few days notice so the manager was desperate for me to cover those days. I told the assistant manager that I would work those days but to give me back my 5 days. I had her sign an agreement stating that my schedule will be left alone, no changes what so ever shall be made. Well, she got let go and there’s a new manager. My hours have been cut. Is that agreement now voided because she no longer works there? I’m very pissed about it Im back to 4 days. What should I do?
Asked on January 8, 2019 under Employment Labor Law, California
SJZ, Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney
Answered 4 years ago | Contributor
Unless it was an actual contract for a set or defined period of time (e.g. a one-year, two-year, etc. contract), it was not binding on the employer (7/11) and did not keep them from cutting your hours. Employment in the U.S. is "employment at will": your hours may be cut (or you job changed in any way; or you be suspended or terminated) at any time, for any reason except if there is a contract for a defined period of time locking in the terms of your job for the duration of the contract.
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