can an employer make you work 9days straight

I’m working 9days straight some
nights,evening then nights an
working 7.5 hours a day

Asked on June 9, 2016 under Employment Labor Law, Louisiana


M.D., Member, California and New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 4 years ago | Contributor

With the exception of certain professions (airline pilots, some medical personnel, etc.), there is no legal limit as to how many days in a row that an employer can scheduled an employee to work. In an "at will" employment arrangement, a company can set the conditions of the workplace much as it sees fit, and this includes how many hours to schedule a worker. Therefore, unless this treatment constitutes some form of legally actionable discrimination or this action violates a union agreement or employment contract, it is legal.

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