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My son works at a restaurant as a chef. Management there has

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My son works at a restaurant as a chef. Management there has initiated new hours and a 6 day work week. The hours have been extended from 8 hours to 12 hours when he is required to punch out on a clock at 9 PM, but must stay until 11 or 11:30 PM and finish the shift. Every employee there is afraid to complain for fear of being fired. Is this fair and if not what steps can be taken to correct it?
Submitted: 5 years ago.
Category: California Employment Law
Expert:  NonEstateEsq replied 5 years ago.
Hello and thank you for using the JA website. Please remember that this site is intended to provide general legal information only.

Asking an employee to work off the clock is illegal if your son is an hourly employee and paid by the hour. He needs to report it to the state Dept of Labor and/or hire an attorney.

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