Can my employer force me to work unpaid voluntary hours 10 hours a week?

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Can my employer force me to work unpaid voluntary hours 10 hours a week?

I work as a primary teacher for 27 hours a week as reported to HMRC. Yet my

employer technically and indirectly asks me and other teachers to come from 8 am-

4 pm and perform duties of a full-time paid teachers. If the employer is called to

it, he said you are doing it the extra as a voluntary and if I say I cannot do

it because I have other commitments, the employer then suggests indirectly that

I consider quitting or complying.

Asked on February 15, 2017 under Employment Labor Law

Answers:

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

Answered 4 years ago | Contributor

All work time is compensable. In other words, you must be paid for it. If you are a non-exempt employee (i.e. typically paid hourly), then you are entitled to wages for the extra time that you work. If you are being threatened with termination for non-compliance then you can file a wage claim with the department of labor and/or consult with an employment law attorney.


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