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In the private sector can you make an employee work part time if they have taken their pension.

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

Massachusetts

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

Full time

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Hello and thank you for the opportunity to assist you. My name is ***** ***** I will do my very best to answer your legal questions.

Are you asking if you (as an employer) can force an employee to work? If so, then the answer is no. It is not possible to force an employee to work. You can provide incentives, of course. For example, you have the option of firing an employee who refuses to work. As for the pension, you cannot change the terms of the pension on a whim. So, for example, you would not be able to suddenly create a rule that your employee must work part-time in order to receive the pension.

I'm not certain if I've answered the question that you were trying to ask. Please feel free to let me know.

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