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Old 12-26-2012, 03:00 PM   #3451
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may I step into the venting room? Been a while since I've been in here....
So, I need every hour I can work, and so far my office has told us that both Christmas Eve and New Year's Eve are both unpaid work days (they only told us a couple weeks before it happened). So, in order to be paid I had to take 2 of my 4 sick days I have till the 31st (then they expire). I saved those to spend with my kids :(
Then today I am at work and they let me know they're closing down early and we'll not be paid past closing. The salaried management doesn't care that those of us hourly folk are depending on a paycheck :(
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Old 12-26-2012, 03:24 PM   #3452
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Do you have a Labour Relations board as we do? As far as I know, they can't make you work and not pay you. The closing early part is probably by the book (though many offices would give it to you since it is their choice to close). But you should get paid for time worked. I have had many employees and never did I make them use sick days or vacation to get paid properly.

That's just my two cents. You have every right to vent.
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Old 12-26-2012, 03:35 PM   #3453
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Do you have a Labour Relations board as we do? As far as I know, they can't make you work and not pay you. The closing early part is probably by the book (though many offices would give it to you since it is their choice to close). But you should get paid for time worked. I have had many employees and never did I make them use sick days or vacation to get paid properly.

That's just my two cents. You have every right to vent.
It doesn't sound like they were working til their normal close time, therefore not getting paid. Also not working on Christmas, and not getting paid time off. It really sucks, but sounds perfectly legal. I know how it feels to not get hours you desperately need. Sorry this is happening around Christmas when funds are probably even tighter :(
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Old 12-26-2012, 03:37 PM   #3454
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Not paying hourly workers for time worked is illegal, but it can be tough to report your boss for violations. OTOH, using sick days for other purposes is usually not allowed by company policy.

Sorry your holiday doesn't seem very merry, jkath :-(
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Old 12-26-2012, 03:39 PM   #3455
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Can't go to any board - want to keep the job!
They are only paying for hours worked today, but since they're closing half day, I'm losing out :(
The decision was made less than 2 hours ago, and we're closing in 20 minutes. Supposed to stay open 4 hours longer. I think the salaried people aren't aware of the difficulties in pay we depend on :(
Problem is I needed the full day's pay, as my car's needing to go into the shop this afternoon, and now that can't happen... so I'm crossing my fingers that my car will run all week :(
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Old 12-26-2012, 03:40 PM   #3456
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thanks guys, btw - always nice to have someone to listen!
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Old 12-26-2012, 03:42 PM   #3457
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It doesn't sound like they were working til their normal close time, therefore not getting paid. Also not working on Christmas, and not getting paid time off. It really sucks, but sounds perfectly legal. I know how it feels to not get hours you desperately need. Sorry this is happening around Christmas when funds are probably even tighter :(
I understood all that and agree with you totally Skittle. Hourly wage does not have to be paid past an early closing, but I think you have to give notice on that in writing. As for the days worked and not paid, or allowing sick days to be used for that is just plain wrong in any country!
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Old 12-26-2012, 03:43 PM   #3458
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thanks guys, btw - always nice to have someone to listen!
That's what DC is for and why this thread has so many posts! So good to have you back here!
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Old 12-26-2012, 03:45 PM   #3459
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thanks - I'm glad to be back -
needed a lot of time to get life back to normal... or at least minus one cheating spouse and a lot of stress... lol.
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I understood all that and agree with you totally Skittle. Hourly wage does not have to be paid past an early closing, but I think you have to give notice on that in writing.
I don't think that's true here - at least, I've never heard of that. Also, rules like that vary by state.
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