I’m a salary employee in Indiana. I work 48 hours per week. Can my employer make me work more hours?

How many hours per week can my employer
demand I work outside of my regular 40 hours
if I’m a salary employee?

Asked on August 30, 2017 under Employment Labor Law, Indiana

Answers:

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

Answered 3 years ago | Contributor

There is no limit as to the amount of hours/days in a row that an employee can be made to work. That is with the exception of truckers, airline pilots, certain medical personal and other similarly regulated workers. That having been said, non-exempt workers (typically hourly employees) are to be paid for all hours they work. However, salaried employees receive no extra pay for additional hour since their salary covers all of their work time.

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

Answered 3 years ago | Contributor

There is no limit as to the amount of hours/days in a row that an employee can be made to work. That is with the exception of truckers, airline pilots, certain medical personal and other similarly regulated workers. That having been said, non-exempt workers (typically hourly employees) are to be paid for all hours they work. However, salaried employees receive no extra pay for additional hour since their salary covers all of their work time.


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