My question involves employment and labor law for the state of: Alabama
Hello I am seeking some advice in a possible "engaged to wait" situation. I work at a coffee shop that has a morning 7am - 2pm shift. Recently, myself and my coworkers (whoever is working the 7am-2pm shift that day of the week) have been coming into work at 7am for our salaried general manager forcing us to be in the shop but not allowed to clock in until the it is too busy for the GM to handle the work by herself. We have been forced to wait without pay over 4 to almost 5 hours at one time. After losing a significant amount of wages, I confronted my GM about the legality of her policy and she immediately yelled at me in front of a customer and then changed the schedule to cut almost all of my hours plus made sure I did not work with her. Is there anything I can do to fix this? Thank You!