I am an independent contractor for a company. I made my schedule on Friday. I notified my immediate boss that I would be on jury duty ( we all know that that doesn't last all day, and I scheduled after hours) I logged in to check my schedule on Sunday, they had taken the one hour from my schedule I had scheduled in addition to all of my hours that I had scheduled for the week. I know the law. There was also information on my jury summons that an employer can not terminate you for serving. My question is are they allowed to take your hours away. Here is the kicker, I wasn't picked to serve and I still don't have my hours. I sent an email no response. So now, I'm without a check this week and no hours. Who can I report this to or can I take them to small claims court?
It sounds like you could be misclassified as an independent contractor. You may be an employee rather than an independent contractor. As a true independent contractor, you would not likely have this issue. Employers often engage in this misclassification to pay you less than your true wage. I suggest you contact an employment law attorney to be sure you are being properly compensated for your work. I wish you the best.
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