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How far in advance does an employer have to notify their employees that their schedule will be changing?

Encino, CA |

Our company how grown emensly over the past 6 months. In order to answer our calls (it's a call center) we must change their schedules until we hire more people. Our employees are currently working from 8-5, however they will need to work from 10-7pm

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It is a nice problem to have. Unless they under a contract that specifies their hours, you only have to give reasonable notice. The more notice you give them the easier the transition. As you make the change you might consider letting the employees know that you will consider hardships in scheduling and might move some of them back to the original hours as more employees are hired and trained.

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