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24th-Dec-2007 07:07 pm
ravenclaw
does anyone know wal-mart's policy on holiday pay? everyone on my shift got cut down to 34 hours the week of new year's so they won't have to pay us the 8 hours extra for holiday pay. as far as i've read, new york state's dept of labor says that it's a misdemeanor if your employer agrees to pay holiday pay when they hire you, and then later refuses to give it to you. i'm just not sure if there's anything i can do, since our paycheck will say holiday pay on it, even though they cut all the full-time in-stock down to 34 hours.
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25th-Dec-2007 12:22 am (UTC)
If you work 34 hours but get paid for 42 then you have been paid for holiday. No matter how you figure it; you are getting paid for 8 hours that you are not working.
Wal-Mart usually cuts hours in January. That is just normal, every year. We have been doing good in sales so far this quarter. We will not be cut very much. I am just glad that I am off Christmas Eve and Christmas Day and Christmas night.
25th-Dec-2007 12:32 am (UTC)
alright, i kinda figured that. the only other thing i can think of is that isn't 32 hours part time? and are they allowed to cut us down to part time out of nowhere like that? btw i live in ny and it's an at-will state so...
25th-Dec-2007 01:34 am (UTC)
32 hours is full time. They didn't cut you to 32 hours. You are getting paid for over 40. Even if you work 48, with your holiday; you get paid for 48 hours at regular wages, no over time; because you only worked 40 of those hours and they are giving you 8. All overnighter's at our store are working 40 hours this week; they will be paid for 48; regular time, no overtime.
Same with New Years; if you work 40 hours and get 8 hours holiday = it is still 48 hours of regular time. Vacations = if you work 2 days the same week you take 40 hours vacation - you still would get paid for 40 + 16 of regular pay. If you don't work it then it is not overtime. You are being paid for the 8 hours you will miss. You are still getting 40 hours.
25th-Dec-2007 03:56 am (UTC)
Which store in NY do you work at? Just out of curiosity.
25th-Dec-2007 02:54 pm (UTC) - holiday pay
Anonymous
I work for a division one store in the pittsburgh area and our store cut us to 32 hours the week of christmas. I am a service tech in the TLE department. When i was hired the told me 40 hours a week and then around thanksgiving we were cut to 38 hours and when i took my problem to my manager they told me that 34 hours was full time in wal marts policy. I guess i am complaining about 2 hours but when the price of the benefits is 106.00 a pay you have to work 2 jobs to be able to afford to work there and i make right around 11.00 an hour. Anyhow the reason for cutting the hours and making us work all the overtime when its needed is because if the store manager keeps his/her payroll down they get a bigger bonus. Yet the my share bonus at my store was 86.00 this month. And by the way has anyone seen the list of americas worst C.E.O list? Thats right Lee Scott is the 3rd worst in the nation...
28th-Dec-2007 11:29 am (UTC) - Re: holiday pay
yeah, last quarter our management got their bonus but we didn't, and i spent 2 weeks telling anyone who would listen that if it weren't for third shift in-stock, our entire store would crumble in a matter of days, and so if management got a bonus, we sure as hell deserved one. it's bullshit, the way they go on and on about payroll and how they cut our hours so now i'm worried i can't afford tuition, and yet all the freaking managers get even more money.

this is such bullshit. losing even one day a week cuts around $50 out of my paycheck, so las pay check i was down $100... i can't fucking afford that. none of us can. and the only management that gives a shit about our shift can't do anything about it. arrrgh.
26th-Dec-2007 04:34 am (UTC)
Our store in NJ does the same thing =/
26th-Dec-2007 08:46 am (UTC)
Your Holiday pay is based on your average daily hours for the previous 12 weeks before the holiday. Just because you got cut one week should not affect your holiday pay that much.
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