Forced Overtime

Can my employer force me to work overtime?

 

Generally, yes.  Mandatory overtime is legal.  In a state that applies the theory of “at-will” employment, employers can impose many conditions on employees and choose to terminate the employees if they cannot conform to the employer’s conditions. 

 

If, however, you have a medical condition that prevents you from working more than 40 hours per week, you may be entitled to a reasonable accommodation in the form of being excused from working the required overtime. 

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