Can I work 2/14 hour shifts in a row?

I live in MO I work Monday and Tuesday 10 am to 12 pm. Is there an ammount of time that I should get between shifts?

Asked on March 25, 2019 under Employment Labor Law, Missouri

Answers:

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

Answered 1 year ago | Contributor

Rail employees, those that work in the mining, mechanical, chemical manufacturing or smelting business, or those employed in safety sensitive jobs have limits on the amount of hours that they can be made to work. However absent those exceptions, there is no law dictating the maximum amount of hours that a worker can be scheduled to work for in a row. So uness you have a union agreemnt or employment contract thatsets your schedule for a certain amount of hours, you have no claim here. Bottom line, most work is "at will" which means that an employer can set the conditions of the workplace much as is sees fit, absent some form of legally actionable discrimination.

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

Answered 1 year ago | Contributor

Rail employees, those that work in the mining, mechanical, chemical manufacturing or smelting business, or those employed in safety sensitive jobs have limits on the amount of hours that they can be made to work. However absent those exceptions, there is no law dictating the maximum amount of hours that a worker can be scheduled to work for in a row. So uness you have a union agreemnt or employment contract thatsets your schedule for a certain amount of hours, you have no claim here. Bottom line, most work is "at will" which means that an employer can set the conditions of the workplace much as is sees fit, absent some form of legally actionable discrimination.


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