(Closed) Work related/union legal advice for a friend

posted 6 years ago in Legal
Post # 3
Member
9482 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2012

I’m not a legal bee, but I’m pretty sure that no job is allowed to force you to work OT and you can contact the labor department to report them.  I’m sure other bees may have better/more detailed advice than this.  

Post # 4
Member
1137 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

Where do you live? Depending on the country the rules/laws could vary….

For instance, I live in the US and live in an “employee at will” State, which basically means that the employer can let me go for any reason (other than discrimination). If they request that I come in on the weekend and I say no, they can let me go. 

My husband works in Canada, and it is a lot harder to let someone go. So it depends….

Post # 5
Member
13249 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

I’m not a legal bee, but my job has mandatory 24/7 on call for us, and we have to clear any times we are unavailable to work with management.  It depends on the employment contract, the responsibilities she agreed to, as well as where she lives.  She should consult an employment lawyer in her state/province rather than trying to get anonymous people on the internet to give advice. 

Post # 7
Member
1137 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

@jpalm13:  Pennsylvania is an “at will” state.

Most people in the U.S. work “at will” (except for union members or employees with an employment contract). That means that we can be fired at our boss’ will. Without a legal contract, we can be disciplined or fired for any reason, or no reason at all.

The topic ‘Work related/union legal advice for a friend’ is closed to new replies.

Find Amazing Vendors