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California: How many hours does an employer pay you if you show up for work and they send u home?
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California: How many hours does an employer pay you if you show up for work and they send u home?

By law how many hours are they supposed to pay you if you show up for work and they send you home within that same hour because buisness is slow?


2010-04-21 18:33:37 +0000
The actual number of hours you worked, or up to four hours blocks. Companies can make their own choices on this matter.

2010-04-21 18:30:25 +0000
There are no laws regarding that except that you have to be paid for the time worked.
Depends on the reason you were sent home also.
If you were sent home sick-they may give you the rest of the day in sick time.
If you were injured in a job related accident, they may either pay you or let you use your sick time.
If you were sent home for lack of work-you may be able to use any accrued personal or vacation time.
It really needs to be looked at on a case by case basis.

2010-04-21 18:30:05 +0000
Don't know about California. In some states it may be nothing.Uusally that is by contract and some contracts would say 4 hours. But don't know that it is required other than by contract. If you have something in writing, you know. If not, may not have anything. Check wage and hour division. Only think I know is that they have to pay you when you do work.

2010-04-21 18:28:47 +0000
everyone wants a handout it seems....
you are only entitled to the money you actually earned

2010-04-21 18:26:07 +0000
they are you pay you in cents or dollors depending how long you stayed. like if you are getting paid 1per hr and you only stayed 30mins then you would get paid 50cents

2010-04-21 18:26:00 +0000
By law, they are only required to pay you for the hours you actually worked. Very few companies will pay you for the entire shift if they send you home early. Some however, may pay for a minimum number of hours.

2010-04-21 18:36:29 +0000
It may not be addressed under state law, but some companies have their own regulations about "show-up time" and/or minimums.

When I was temping through Employers Overload, they had a four-hour minimum. So, if I was sent out to work at the auto auction and started at 8, finished at 11, we would still get paid for 4 hours, despite working only three.

I also temped for Kelly Services, where they had a two-hour "show-up time" rule...if you showed up for an assignment, but the Employer-Client decided they didn't need you, you were to call the Agency, and report in, and you got paid for two hours just for reporting to the job site.

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