If an employee is scheduled to work 8 hours and is asked to go home early due to slow business, are they entitled to list wages?

Asked on December 7, 2011 under Employment Labor Law, Georgia

Answers:

SJZ, Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 8 years ago | Contributor

If you are an hourly employee, you are only paid for hours actually worked. An employer has the right to set the hours, schedule, etc., and may send employees home early if it choose; if it does, and they are hourly, they would only be paid for the hours they in fact worked. The exception would be if there is an employment contract guarantying a certain number of hours or daily pay, etc.; if there is a contract, its terms may be enforced.


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