Is it legal to short a 40 hr week in CA : LUSENET : Law Of The Workplace : One Thread

I am not sure where to direct my letter. It is about labor law.

I am a 55 years old person who works full time for a large and reputable company whose policy is 40 hours a week.

We have a new supervisor who told me on Thanksgiving week that I needed to take a day off because Thursday was a paid holiday and I was needed to work 4 hours. I think he thought the overtime would compenstate me for my forced day off and he was trying to save payroll overtime.

That week I worked 3 1/2 days for 28 hours and the holiday made 36 hours.

Is it legal to be shorted your 40 day week under these or conditions?

I am treating the holiday week as a 40 hour week. I know that some employers call it a 32 hour week and that time after 32 hours is treated as time and a half. However, which ever way you work it, i lost 4 hours.

I was forced to take Mon off. Tueday and Wednesday were my regular days off. On Thursday the holiday I worked 4 hours. Fri, Sat and Sun were 8 hours.

When I brought it up to my boss that i didnt get my full 32 hours or 40 depending on how you treat the holiday week he told me that I didn't understand schedules. I have worked for 40 years and feel i understand schedules. He put a reprimand in my folder that I don't understand company policy. (It was time for my evalution in which everything was fine except that I didn't understand the compnay.) I was the only one that didn't get the full hours. It was my bosses first time scheduling for the holidays and I think he made a mistake but he tells me I am crazy. I don't need any more trouble and don't want to lose my job. I have a family to support. I just want to know if I am mistaken from an impartial person.

thank you kindly, Moria

-- Moria (, December 04, 2003

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