compensation for salaried empoyees

I was wondering if there are any laws that govern or limit the amount of hours a
salaried employee can be asked to work?

Asked on October 19, 2017 under Employment Labor Law, Massachusetts


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

Answered 3 years ago | Contributor

A salaried employee (typically "exempt") can be asked to work as many hours as their company requires. The only limitation on hours would be for certain professions, such as truck driver, pilots, some medical personnel, or any any other occupation covered by specific state law. Otherwise, without an employment contract or union agreement to the contrary, a company can schedule a worker for as many hours as it sees fit (absent some form of legally actionable discrimination). 

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