They have been stealing hours from me and my coworkers we have text messages of them saying that they purposely gave another coworker less hours so that he can quit they also said they do not want us collecting benefits from them so they do everything that they can for us to quit From making false allegations to arguing with us every day about stuff thats petty they also refused to give us supplies to sell at work so that our numbers can look bad so they can complain and make us quit
Do NOT quit. File a complaint for unpaid work hours and the benefits actions. the place to file a complaint is with the NJ Department of Labor and Workforce Development.
Here is the complaint web address. Or you can also contact employment attorneys here on avvo for a consultation to learn your situation. Also, as many of you as possible should present as a group your complaints to the NJ DLWD.
Look for the file a claim section. You can also call them. P: (609) 292-2305
Under the National Labor Relations Act employees can talk to each other and take action together even if not in a union. Talk to an attorney about that also.
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If they give less hours you can file for unemployment benefits for the reduction in pay while you are still working there.
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I am not sure if you mean not paying you for all hours worked or decreasing your hours. If you are not being paid for all hours worked you can file a free complaint with the NJ Department of Labor. If you hours have been significantly reduced, you can also file for partial unemployment benefits. Do not quit. Unemployment will find some work better than none.
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