Is it permissible for an employer to change a person scheduled time after that employee has already been clocked in for their shift?

Their scheduled time to work that was changed to a later time that same day.

Asked on October 8, 2017 under Employment Labor Law, Delaware


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

Answered 3 years ago | Contributor

Unless your schedule is guaranteed under the terms of an employment contract or union agreement, then you are an "at will" worker. This means that your company can change your schedule or set any other condition of your employment as it sees fit (absent some form of actionable discrimination). That having been said, you are entitled to be paid for all time that you are clocked in, even if your schedule is then changed.

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