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I'm full time employed but my employer is only giving me 24 hours a week, is this legal?

Tampa, FL |

I have worked there for 28 years and they are cutting back our hours. Is it possible to file for unemployment for the hours we are not getting?

Attorney Answers 1


  1. It depends on how much in wage loss you are suffering. Each state has precedent decisions that govern these issues. You can go online to find these or consult with local counsel.

    Don't even think about quitting before you understand your rights and potential remedies, because quitting makes it harder to get your unemployment benefits.

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