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Mandatory Sundays? Michigan

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1,829 words with 10 Comments; publish: Wed, 16 Jan 2008 08:19:00 GMT; (80093.75, « »)

Is is legal to schedule a mandatory meeting or mandatory work day on sunday in Michigan?

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    • Someone has to be working not everyone. Up until 15 years ago did every company in Mass go belly up?

      JoeC

      #1; Wed, 16 Jan 2008 23:10:00 GMT
    • Hmm... that's funny because I worked in a factory and they told us that you can't make a Sunday mandatory for anything and if they tried it would be a violation of peoples religion.
      #2; Wed, 16 Jan 2008 18:54:00 GMT
    • Used to be, is the operative phrase.

      My state was the last of the fifty to eliminate blue laws, and they did it about 15 years ago.

      #3; Wed, 16 Jan 2008 22:58:00 GMT
    • In ANY state, what do you think hospitals do? Hotels? Airlines? Restaurants? Taxis? Convenience stores? Radio and TV stations? Police, fire and other emergency systems?

      That's just a partial list of industries that don't shut down on Sundays. SOMEONE has to be working. So why would there be a law making Sunday work illegal?

      #4; Wed, 16 Jan 2008 21:31:00 GMT
    • Yes, it is. Or any other day.
      #5; Wed, 16 Jan 2008 08:26:00 GMT
    • The question as you asked it in your first post - the answer is still yes, it's legal.

      However, an employee cannot be discriminated against because of his/her religion - that's a different story.

      #6; Wed, 16 Jan 2008 19:13:00 GMT
    • Of course not. But the point is, the poster's question, as worded, is legal. Mandatory Sunday work or mandatory Sunday meetings ARE legal, regardless of what his former employer told him.
      #7; Wed, 16 Jan 2008 23:21:00 GMT
    • can't make a Sunday mandatory for anything and if they tried it would be a violation of peoples religion.

      Christianity is not the only religion and not all Christians observe Sunday as the Sabbath. Not all Christian demoninations require no work be performed on the Sabbath.

      #8; Thu, 17 Jan 2008 02:52:00 GMT
    • They used to be there.

      JoeC

      #9; Wed, 16 Jan 2008 22:41:00 GMT
    • There used to be Blue laws (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blue_law)on the East Coast PA got rid of theirs when I was kid,VA still had them in 84 dont know about now. MI had some,maybe thats what your shop owner was referring to.

      JoeC

      #10; Wed, 16 Jan 2008 19:13:00 GMT