Is it legal to schedule me to work 10 consecutive 8 hour work days without a day off?

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Is it legal to schedule me to work 10 consecutive 8 hour work days without a day off?

Is this legal?

Asked on February 12, 2016 under Employment Labor Law, California

Answers:

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

Answered 5 years ago | Contributor

With the exception of certain professions (airline pilots, some medical personnel, etc.), there is no legal limit to how many days in a row an employee can be scheduled to work. The fact is that unless such scheduling violates company policy or the terms of a union agreement or employment contract, it is legal. Additionlly, the employee's treatment must not constitute some form of actionable discrimination. However if they are a non-exempt employee (i.e. typically hourly), then they are to be paid for any hours worked over 40 at 1 1/2 their hourly rate (i.e. overtime).


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