what are ohio laws on working overtime and can they make it mandatory

was told just before the end of my shift that I would must stay to get closer to my target

Asked on April 14, 2017 under Employment Labor Law, Ohio


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

Answered 3 years ago | Contributor

As long as you are being properly compensated (i.e. are receivng OT pay for all hours worked over 40 in your work week), then you can be made to work mandatory overtime hours. That is unless doing so would violate the terms of a union agreement or employment contract. The fact si that as an "at will" worker, your company can set the condtitons of the workplace much as it sees fit (absent some form of legally actionable discrimination).

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