Q. Can we change employees’ work hours on short notice by altering their schedules? Also, we have a part-time employee who’s been employed for a few months working 32 hours a week. She’s preparing to return to work after recovering from a car accident. Can we reduce her work hours?
A. You can change employees’ work hours prospectively, assuming you do so in a nondiscriminatory manner.
With regard to the part-time employee, does your desire to reduce her hours have anything to do with her car accident? Beware assuming that, because of her accident, she will not be able to work the same schedule that she worked before the accident (unless she has asked to reduce her hours).
If you have other reasons to reduce her hours, you can do so as long as you are not singling her out. Make sure that you have strong business reasons for the decision.
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