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My name is***** and I have been employed for Superior for 34 years. I was won Employee of the Year award twice with over 400 employees. With the company down siding, I was given numerous jobs which I exceeded expectation but with lots of overtime that I don't want. I worked 84 overtime in two weeks! My problem is a co-worker is retiring next Friday, and they want me to now take over his job too. I work in the lab and now to work in production too is crazy! They will not hire anyone. What are my options?

Lawyer's Assistant: Because employment law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?

I live in Pa. but work in New Jersey

Lawyer's Assistant: Is the employment agreement "at will," union, full time or part time?

We are not union. I am a full time employee

Lawyer's Assistant: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?

That is all

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Because you're an employee at will- meaning the terms and conditions of your job may be changed for any reason any reason that is not otherwise a violation of law- you don't have any leverage to force them to change your job back or not change at all. These exceptions are the civil rights protections (e.g., age, race, sex, religion), violations of public policy (e.g., fired for attending jury duty, for refusing to break the law, for reporting illegal activity by the employer (aka a "whistleblower violation"), or having some contractual right to a just cause employment (meaning the employer cannot terminate you without industrial due process - which basically insures a fair and accurate investigation and decision). Without any of these exceptions, courts find that the employer has a legitimate business right to operate its business however it sees fit and the court will not second-guess the employer. These policies and decisions may in fact be awful and clearly not fair or even make good business sense. However, they are not ultimately unlawful.
You probably can resign from the position and collect unemployment benefits if you desire. This is because the employer is materially change your job to something less desirable than what you started with.

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