If you worked 6 to 7 hours on a given day and your boss came up and said you had to work mandatory overtime to you, would you be required to do it?

Keep in mind that most people have school or family to attend to.

Asked on July 22, 2012 under Employment Labor Law, California


MD, Member, California Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 8 years ago | Contributor

It depends on the type of employment you have and if that is reasonable in the industry. For example, nurses are constantly having to work overtime and that is something expected and accepted in the industry.  Check with your state's department of labor to see if it has any rules or rulings regarding this in general and in your position specifically.

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