Can an employer make you work certain hours if you are on a draw?

Asked on October 7, 2015 under Employment Labor Law, Arizona


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

Answered 5 years ago | Contributor

In most employment relationships, an employer can set the terms and conditions of employment much as it sees fit this includes setting work schedules and the like. So basically, as long as you are an employee salaried, hourly, commission on draw, your employer can schedule your hours much at it sees fit. This is true unless doing so violates company policy, an employment contract or aunion/collective bargaining agreement. It also must not constitute some form of legally actionable discrimination/retaliation.
However, employment laws do vary from jurisdictio to jurisdiction, so you can contact your state's department of labor or consult directly with a local employment law attorney for specific information as to your state's law regarding this.

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