What can I do about a reduction in my hours?

I’ve experienced hour reductions at both of my jobs. The first job cut hours to employees, and gave those hours too management because the weather effects our sales and one of the managers mentioned wanting to save up. The second job cut hours even for workers who’d been there for 1 years. I started at 20 hours, took care of family health issue and came back to,

Asked on January 19, 2018 under Employment Labor Law, Texas

Answers:

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

Answered 3 years ago | Contributor

Unless you have guaranteed hours under the terms of a union agreement or employment contract, then you are an "at will" worker. This means that your company can set the conditions of your employment much as it sees fit (absent some form of legally actionable discrimination). This includes the hours that you are scheduled to work. 


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