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Is it legal to hire an employee as a manager, under a salary pay, with no one to
manage, and force 50-70 hours per week
Asked on September 29, 2016 under Employment Labor Law, Florida
M.D., Member, California and New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney
Answered 4 years ago | Contributor
The fact is that a business can set the conditions of the workplace much as it sees fit. This is known as "at will" employment. Accordingly, the typical worker can be made to work as many hours in a week as their company wants to schedule them. That is unless the employee's treatment is due to some form of legally actionable discrimination or if such action is prohibited by the terms of a union agreement/employment contract. Additionally, as an "exempt" employee (since you are a salaried manger), you are not eligible for overtime.
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