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I work 11 to 12 hrs per day no lunch or break eat at my

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I work 11 to 12 hrs per day no lunch or break eat at my desk. was working close to 40 to overtime. .. now cutting me back to two days a week. 730 to 6 although never leave before 7 usually.. now that they have me under 20 to 26 hrs per week, they no longer have to pay for my insurance. what are my options.. nothing im sure.. just asking? BTW I work for a Veterinary clinic
Submitted: 11 months ago.
Category: Employment Law
Expert:  Allen M., Esq. replied 11 months ago.

Thank you for trusting your question to JA today. I am a licensed attorney with over a decade of law practice and over 20 years of experience in the legal field. I’m happy to be of assistance.

Unfortunately, unless you had an employment contract that guaranteed you a specific number of hours, which could not be altered without your consent, your employment is "at will." At will employment can legally be terminated or adjusted at any time, with or without cause.

The previous issues with your work hours don't really give you any legal leverage here unless you were an hourly employee that worked those hours and never received overtime. Even then, all you could do is report the employer and try to obtain the unpaid overtime. That report would be to the state Department of Labor where you live.

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