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Can they force you to work 12 days in a row?

A:  If you're a non-exempt employee, you must be paid for all time worked. You're free to file a wage claim with the state. "they can't force me to work that much, can they?" Sure they can. "Isn't there a law regarding the maximum number of days or hours they can make you work?" You're free to contact SC labor department and ask, but I suspect not (at least not unless you're in an occupation that regulates such things, such as a truck driver). "When I told them I didn't want to do that any more they pretty much threatened me w/ my job." They're free to do that. Sounds like you need to...

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Can an employer force overtime?

A:  They can''t force her to work overtime. It is illegal to chain her to her desk or lock the door or to make her perform a useful function while in the office. Other than that she is an ''at will'' employee meaning they can terminate her at any time for any reason or no reason. So the question is does she want to keep the job? read her contract is she contracted to work 12 hours per week with reasonable overtime when required ? define reasonable i would say a quarter of the contacted hours is more than reasonable but the company might not its one of the little tricks they like to slip into contracts. the best advice i can give you is phone ACASS or go to the site they...

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Limit to number of days can be forced to work?

A:  A friend of mine in Nevada is being targeted by his boss for allegedly not being "committed to his job" because on a couple occassions he has complained about excessive overtime. And I mean EXCESSIVE overtime. (Unpaid as he is a salaried exempt professional.) At one point last fall he had been forced to work 40 days straight --- he did finally end up getting two days off but only because he used vacation time to get them. Meanwhile his boss (they are a two-person dept) also worked more than usual but she took off far more time than she allowed him. Keep in mind he only makes around $35k so it''s not like he is being well compensated for this unpaid...

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Does my husband have to work Sundays if it conflicts with religious observance? IS it legal? They are trying to make him... PLEASE HELP!!

A:  In this economy, and considering it''s the retail industry, your husband should be grateful he has a job. God will understand if your husband needs to work in order to provide for his family. He can go to HR and ask. I would gather to say yes it''s legal since I see retails stores open. He can quit and find a place that doesn''t work Sunday''s. I''m sure another person would be willing to have his job in a heart beat. When he applied he should have stated that Sundays were unavailable to him. If he did then it would not be his fault if the schedule was wrong. Also, most jobs work with people who need days off for religious purposes and so...

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Exempt Salary - force to work too much--Q

A:  1.) No. In 48 out of 50 states, including Michigan, both exempt and non-exempt employees must work whatever number of hours the employer says. The only difference is that an exempt employee''s salary covers all hours worked, no matter how many or how few, whereas a non-exempt employee must be paid for each hour worked but need not be paid for any time s/he does not work. Exempt employees are not working "for free" at any time. 2.) There is neither a minimum nor a maximum. For general employment, no law in any state addresses how many hours off between shifts. There are some industry specific exceptions but...

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In the state of Florida, can an employer tell an employee to come in early the following day(unpaid) because they did not make a sale that day?

A:  There are hourly and salaried employees. Hourly employees are paid for each hour they work whether si days or one day. Salaried employees have no set hours and can be forced to work six days a week. There are some restrictions but they vary state by state. A right to work state simply means that the business can not make joining a union or labor organization as a condition to work there. Theer are currently 22 states listed as right to work states. In answer to your last part, yes it is more than likely legal making you

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Can they force overtime?

A:  Your employer can require you to work overtime. Is there no limit of hours they can make you work?? There isn''t any. This is the most rediculous thing I have ever heard. You mean to tell me that there is no limit to the hours an employer can make you work within a weeks time? If they want to make you work 12 to 24 hours a day 6 or 7 days a week that is alright? Unfortunately, that is correct. There are a few exceptions, such as for certain industries (such as trucking), for minors and for mandated days of rest (in a...

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Maximum Hours Allowed? Massachusetts

A:  No, actually, there mustn''t be and there isn''t for general occupations. There are limits for occupations like airline pilots, OTR truck drivers, sometimes nurses. That''s about it. Sorry this isn''t the answer you probably wanted to hear. so you are telling me the employers can make workers stay indefinately? That''s exactly right. MA is better than most states in that it does have a one day off in seven law, though even that doesn''t apply across the board. But only two states, neither of them MA, has any limit to the number of hours that could be required in a week or a pay period, and NO state limits the number of hours that can be worked in a single day, with...

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To get 40 hrs I must work 7 days?! Massachusetts Massachusetts

A:  Yes, it is legal. Not very fair, but legal. If you quit, your chances of UI diminish tremendously. I think it is illegal in MA to make employees work seven days in a row without a day of rest. MA has a limited one day in seven law - in what industry do you work? In any case, your employer is not requiring you to work 7 days; he is saying that this is the schedule you must work if you want 40 hours a week and benefits. You can work a lesser...

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Oregon overtime pay law?

A:  You can legally be required to work 7 days in a row in Oregon; however, under both state and Federal law you must be paid overtime if you work over 40 hours in a week. If this is not happening, you can file a complaint with the DOL - start with the state DOL. Assuming, of course, that you are a nonexempt employee....