if you are a fulltime worker 40 hrs week, and the job does not have enough work to fullfill the 40 ours,do they have to pay you for 40?

Asked on June 30, 2009 under Business Law, New York

Answers:

B. B., Member, New Jersey Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 11 years ago | Contributor

If you're required to be "on duty," at the workplace and available for work, for 40 hours, then you've worked 40 hours, even if there were parts of that time you weren't actually doing anything.

However, the employer can cut your hours.  Most people are "at will" employees, which means there is no legal requirement for any reason at all for most job actions.


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