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  •  They have been skirting what they pay by doing (5+ / 0-)

    this cut the hours thing for years.  Why do you think there re so many part time jobs?

    They use this to avoid UI too. Though rules vary by state, often if you loose your hours you are technically still employed, tho unable to earn a surviving amount.  You can't quit and you can't collect. :-(

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    by DRo on Sun Nov 11, 2012 at 12:12:18 PM PST

    •  My daughter experienced that several years ago (3+ / 0-)
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      when working for the Cheesecake Factory.  She had great health benefits which employees working 25 hours a week or more were entitled to.  When the economy crashed, her employer cut everyone's hours to about 22 hours a week and they hired more people.  I would get these frantic calls from her that she received an invoice for her insurance premium that she couldn't pay on her reduced income.  I would have to send a check overnight express to the main headquarters in Texas (we are on the east coast).  They always gave her just a day or two of turnaround time.  It was a real racket.

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      by musiclady on Sun Nov 11, 2012 at 12:25:19 PM PST

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