My employer closed the office and forced all of us to work from home during hurricane sandy. And is now saying that we have to make up the hours we missed by working on a six-day week next month. Is this legal? For the record I am not a manager.
They have to pay you for the hours you worked from home. If they make you work overtime to "make up" hours, then they have to pay you time and a half for all hours worked over 40 per week.
Wish I still had my job.
This depends upon the employer, it is an individule decision.
Im a temp employee for a city company through an agency called GoodTemps. Would I or any other temp employee from any and all temp agencies? Does anyone know this answer?
No. Temp agencies only get paid when you work. You don't work the temp agency doesn't get paid and can't pay you.
i used to work in a factory that if you didnt come to work, even if the roads were closed due to weather. you were fired. they expected you to drive and risk a ticket or sliding into a snow bank. mind you this is northeastern ohio were they do close down whole towns when its to dangerous to drive......
If they did that in Florida during a dangerous hurricane, I think they get fined for it. The police will turn you around if they see you on the road.
Regardless of the labor laws; if your boss doesn't pay you, and you make a formal complaint to the NLRB; Be very careful. He/She can, at any point fire you for any reason! Just hope you have a fair and honest employer. More likely, a larger company will pay you to protect their image. It will be hit or miss with a small employer.
Not true. Only in right to work states does a company not have to have a legislatively controlled reason to terminate.
Unfortunately, rickahight, only one state in the nation, Montana, is not an at-will state (right to work has to do with whether or not you have to join a union). Every state but Montana is at-will, meaning you can be fired for any reason or no reason at all. However, if you complain to NLRB, your complaint is legally protected against retaliation. If you are fired for filing, you can go back to NLRB and ask for relief.
Labor laws concerning these things was written and passed many years ago...Nothing to do with current administration. I love the way you people pop off about so many labor issues... and if you lose your job through no fault of your own please opt out of unemployment benefits or anything else that just might help you survive. I know you are not part of the 1% .....
Isn't that the reason government exist? To take care of people? What is money for anyway? If is going to be spent on other third world countries why not spend that money on us. Jobs have left our country so now we should be paid for staying home and enjoy the easy life.
Ditto! Vote for Obama! he will get all the rich peoples money and redistribute to all the liberals.When he runs out of other peoples money he will blame it on Bush.
Sure, our government should pick up the tab until businesses are rebuilt and workers are back to work.
And that money comes from who?
The sad part is that people like that think that Obama pays them out of his pocket. You can't fix stupid
No work no pay. What kind of business can pay you for not working? Maybe Macy's could send you a bill for not shopping there today. This everyone is ENTITLED stupidity is ruining the country. Socialism doesn't work. it leads to Communism. You get Cuba where another Harvard grad is in charge. Maybe you would like Chavez better. He's Harvard too.