If my schedule is 8:00-3:00, can my employer make me stay after the time I am to get off?
Question Details: I did dishes from 8:00-3:00 and then went and told my manager I was done with the side work and he said OK. So I left. The next thing I know they say I walked out and quit.
1) Yes, your employer may make you stay past the time your shift or job usually ends. Unless you have a written employment contract specifying your hours, your hours are whatever the employer wants them to be--in the absence of a contract, the employer, not employee, sets the work hours.
2) Similarly, if you don't have an employment contract protecting your job, you can be terminated at any time, for any reason.
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