I work at least 40 hours a week. Our employer is forcing us to take at least 1 to 2 days off a week which is becoming a hardship financially for me. Can she do this without paying us?
Yes, that is lawful. You have no guaranteed right to work 40 hours unless you have a contract with the employer providing as much. In California you are considered an at will employee which means your employer can change the terms and conditions of your employment, including the number of hours you are given to work, at any time and for any reason or even no reason at all.
Either you ride out this slow time or you find other work. Good luck to you.
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