is there a maximum number of hours for an exempt employee? is there a maximum for one who is high risk pregnany?

Working as a general manager at a restaurant in PA. Is there a maximum or minimum number of hours I can work? Currently scheduled 52 hours a week, but due to doctors appointments occasionally need days off. I never work less than 43 hours a week. Is my employer allowed to require me to make up hours even though I’ve still worked 43 in a work week? I am pregnant, and high risk pregnancy. Are there any specific laws on my side to protect me. My condition requires me to have an appointment once a week for an injection that will hopefully allow me to carry the pregnancy to full term, is my boss allowed to require me to make up hours I missed from these appointments?

Asked on March 14, 2018 under Employment Labor Law, Pennsylvania

Answers:

SJZ, Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 2 years ago | Contributor

Yes, your boss can require you to make up the hours you miss for the doctor's appointments. The law does not cap how many hours a pregnant worker--even one with a high-risk pregnancy--can work. Your employer determines your hours and can require you to make up hours or work missed due to medical appointment.


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