I currently work at dollar general and a new manager came and changed the schedule she took me off for an entire week I haven't done anything wrong and she hasn't met me.I called corporate they didn't do anything about it and I also called other DG looking to pick up extra hours no one has gotten back to me
The short answer is YES. Sorry. They can take you off two days a week. They can cut your hours to 4 hours a day. They can tell you to go work at a DG store 20 miles away. DG was once voted one of the five worst companies to work for. Do not think for one second that DG or any of the other low paying stores care about the employees. All that matters is the bottom line.
And they can fire you for no reason at all. Unless you are being punished or mistreated because of a protected class you are in.....based on characteristics such as: race, color, religion, national origin, your gender, sexual persuasion (city ordinance), military service, immigration status, ...
If they cut your hours enough file for supplemental unemployment insurance for substantial cut in wages. Also if they get upset over that and retaliate, then you can sue them for that. Nobody is sure exactly how much they can cut them. If they cut you more than 4 hours a week average, file with UC or at least contact them.
Good luck. look for another company to work for just in case.
I am licensed to practice law only in Pennsylvania and New Jersey. Therefore, my knowledge is based primarily on law in those two states and general and Federal legal concepts. My answering your question is offered only as a free courtesy to provide you with general non-specific information. It is intended to help you when you seek and find a local attorney licensed in your state. This answer does NOT create a client-attorney relationship nor create any expectation of confidentiality or privacy concerning your public post. My answer is based only on the limited facts/information that you have presented in your post. For any lawyer to give you full and reliable advice, would require at the least, full one-on-one dialogue(s) with questions and answers being exchanged and any evidence being presented. Before taking any action or deciding to take no action, I recommend that you consult with a local attorney(s) of your choosing; either private or with a non-profit organization that helps individuals without the means for hiring a private attorney. Good luck in your search to find a legal solution to your situation.
Like a lot of employees, you're overlooking a very important fact: "your" job isn't really "yours" at all -- it belongs to your EMPLOYER, and the employer gets to make the rules. Moreover, Pennsylvania, like nearly every other state, is an "at-will" employment state. That means, unless you have an employment contract that says otherwise, your employer can change the terms and conditions of your employment -- schedule, hours, work location, duties, disciplinary actions, and even pay (as long as it doesn't result in a RETROACTIVE pay cut for work you've already done, and you are paid at least the legal minimum wage) -- at any time, for any reason (or even for no reason at all), and without advance notice, as long as the change does not discriminate based on race, sex, religion, national origin, age, or disability.
There is NO minimum number of hours your employer is required to schedule for.
I'm licensed to practice law only in Indiana, and we've never met, so I can't give you "legal" advice. My answer is simply "friendly" advice based on my experience as an attorney in Indiana, my knowledge of federal and common law, and common sense. Even if you are in Indiana, employment law questions are very fact specific, and based on the limited information you provided in your post, I can't give you legal advice, and my answer is intended as general information only. It doesn't create an attorney-client relationship.
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