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    Mar 3, 2017, 06:12 AM
    Change of Work Hours
    Our office hours are from 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Two (out of three) of us work earlier hours in the event technical support is needed. Our supervisor wants one of us to work 8:30 - 4:30 and have us decide which one will change their work hours. None of us want to change our current hours. Is this something he can do?
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    Mar 3, 2017, 07:50 AM
    Sure - he can set working hours as needed to satisfy company needs.

    It's nice that he has given you the opportunity to decide among yourselves, rather than dictate who shall work the 8:30 - 4:30 shift. You might agree among yourselves to do a rotating schedule, where each of you works that shift 1 out of 3 weeks. If you can't agree to that then you can expect the boss to make a unilateral decision.
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    Mar 3, 2017, 08:25 AM
    Sometimes a change in job requirements means that the employee is entitled to unemployment, even if they quit.
    This is not a big enough change, I'm pretty sure.
    You could check with your local unemployment office.

    If the change of 30 minutes means a lot of added traffic getting to and from work, then I would tell that (all 3 of you) to the employer, and say that you think it's worth a small raise.
    If that doesn't work, I think ebaines idea is best. Maybe best anyway. I have a feeling a raise isn't in the cards.
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    Mar 3, 2017, 08:31 AM
    I would add that my comment is geared towards US employers. If the OP is in another country then local laws may be more restrictive about changing work hours.
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    Mar 3, 2017, 09:32 AM
    Bosses can make changes to workers hours if they deem it necessary, and he has given you three a choice. He didn't have too, in my opinion.
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    Mar 3, 2017, 05:08 PM
    In most places, he can just tell you that your hours have changed, this may be restricted by union agreements or employee contracts.

    He never had to give you a choice. He could have just picked one.

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