If my employer wants to cut back my hours from 32 to 20 but I have a signed contract dated that states I will work 4 days for 8 hours each, is this legal?

Asked on November 3, 2014 under Employment Labor Law, Florida

Answers:

SJZ, Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 6 years ago | Contributor

Typically, an employer may change employee hours at will; however, if there is a written contract, the employer may not make any changes that violate the terms of the contract. You should review the specific terms of the contract to see if it covers this situation; if you don't understand precisely what the contract requires, bring it to a lawyer to review with you. Contracts are governed by their language; you have exactly those rights given to you by the specific language or terms of the contract.


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