Posted 12 years ago on Dec. 19, 2011, 3:17 p.m. EST by btgent
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It is insane that we have a minimum wage law but no federal job standards. No law requires a break for any reason,including a meal, no matter how long you work. You can be fired for not working overtime no matter how long you worked already in that shift. If you work to many hours in a week the employer can just say don't come in even if you are scheduled. they can call you in at will, and can fire you for not coming in. these are just a few short comings employees are faced with. These are common situations but it varies from state to state. There is also no federal standard for full time employee status. Just be cause you work 40 hours doesn't cover it in some states. There needs to be legislation because some states and employers are abusing the lack of controls.