Can a company make someone work 8 hours if they are scheduled to work less?

I work at Disneyland and some times when it is busy they will offer voluntary over time and mandatory 8 hours.

Asked on January 6, 2019 under Employment Labor Law, California


M.D., Member, California and New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 2 years ago | Contributor

The fact is that a company can set the conditions of work much as it sees fit (absent some form of legally actionable discrimination). Accordingly, it can make someone work for 8 hours even if they were scheduled to work fewer hours. This is true so long as such an action does not violate the terms of an employment contract/union agreement or constitute some form of legally actionabe discrimination.

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