Employment Law Questions? Ask an Employment Lawyer.
as an IC you need to be paid for the following
1. time worked
2. waiting time if left in a situation where on call and cannot do anything else
on call time it is compensable
and if not paid you may report the matter to the human resource and legal dept of the institution
this should avoid need to resort to further measures including the labor board, civil court, or a lawyer.
If you do have a lawyer contact them, it can help expedite payment
and corrective measures
Please let me know if that is clear.
well, not exactly. I already work 3 weekends a month. If they add this day from 12 til 2a it will affect my one remaining
weekend of the month. and I already work enough weekends and nights. I will not be able to leave town, or do
Is there a contract or handbook which limits your hours?
is there discrimination involved in assigning such shifts?
anything like go to dinner, as i can get called into the ER at any given time.
They must pay for time worked, but otherwise have broad discretion in setting hours
some docs get to pick what day they do these shifts due to they have a different priority with the directors. I have been there 14 years
If there is age discrimination, you may challenge it on that basis
if they have a practice of giving others choice, you may negotiate on that basis too
a handbook, contract or other limits on their discretion would also help
When I tried to argue it because the night doc doesn't have to do any free hours , they said she is
excused due to she works so many nights, but she gets paid for each of those nights. i
you may want to complain then to HR
and the legal department
and then escalate through the other options I mentioned earlier
Is the answer acceptable and clear?
I wish you the best.
Ok thank you
Have a nice evening
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