Is it possible to take an employee off of a schedule for 2 consecutive weeks?

Asked on November 16, 2015 under Employment Labor Law, Florida


SJZ, Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 5 years ago | Contributor

Yes, it is legal to take an employee off his/her regular schedule for two consecutive weeks--or for any length of time the employer wants--unless there is an employment contract specifying the schedule. In the absence of a written employment contract, all employment is "employment at will" which means, among other things, that the employer may change the schedule at all, take employees off schedule, suspend them, or even terminate them, at any time, for any reason.

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