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Working all and/or part of 7 days

My employer requires me to take time off during my Monday – Friday work days to cover for time when I have to work on Saturday or when I have to do company work (i.e. shop for supplies on Sunday). This means I leave early one or more days to cover for the time I am spending

Asked on September 19, 2016 under Employment Labor Law, California

Answers:

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

Answered 4 years ago | Contributor

As long as you are not working over 40 hours a week or more than 8 hours in a work day, you are not entitled to overtime pay. Further, absent certain progfessions (i.e. airline pilots, truckers, certain medical personnel, etc.), there are no limits on just how many days in a row an employee can be scheduled to work. Finally, an employer can set the conditions of employment much as it sees fit. This includes how to set an employee's schedule. Accordingly, absent some form of legally actionable discrimintion or a breach of a union agreement or employment contract your treatment, while seemingly unfair, is legal.


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