Is it legal to require employees to work overtime?

As long as non-exempt employees are paid the required time and a half, is it legal for an employer to require and schedule their employees overtime?

Asked on March 14, 2019 under Employment Labor Law, Indiana

Answers:

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

Answered 1 year ago | Contributor

Unless there exists an employment contract or union agreement to the contrary, your employer can schedule you to work whatever hours that it sees fit. This is called "at will" work which means that a company can set the conditions of the worklace as it deems appropriate (absent some form of legally actionable discrimination).


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