Can your employer make you work a double shift?

Asked on September 19, 2012 under Employment Labor Law, Colorado


SJZ, Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 8 years ago | Contributor

Yes, an employer may make you work a double shift, unless you have an employment contract which specifies your hours or shifts. In the absence of a contract, an employer may make you work any number of hours it wants. If you are an hourly employee, you must be paid for all hours worked, including overtime when and if appropriate (such as if you work more than 40 hours in a week).

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