Can my supervisor make me come to work on my day off to help my employer to do a personal job at his house?

I am to come to work and clock in and then ride in company truck to my employer’s house and help him move his personal belongings and clean up.

Asked on January 2, 2019 under Employment Labor Law, Louisiana

Answers:

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

Answered 2 years ago | Contributor

Yes, your employer can require that you come in to work to help them do a personal job at their house. That is unless doing so violates the terms of an employment contract or union agreement.A business can set the conditions of employment much as it sees fit, absent some form of legally actionable discrimination. Further, if you fail to do so, you can be fired. In fact, you a worker can typically be fired for any reason or no reason at all, with or without notice. That having been said, if youare paid hourly (i.e. are "non-exempt"), you must be paid for all time doing work even if it is at your boss's house.


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