Spring Hill, TN asked in Employment Law for Tennessee

Q: Is it legal to work a salary employee 12 hours a day, 7 days a week with no overtime or bonuses?

My husband is a salary employee at a new company. He works 12 hour a days, 7 days a week and just yesterday his boss told them no excuses, you must come in everyday until it’s done. This weekend is a holiday weekend. His schedule is affecting our marriage and I’m tired of being a “single mom”

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Carrie Dyer
Carrie Dyer

A: As long as he is properly classified as a salary-paid exempt employee, there is no limit on the number of hours per week his employer can require that he work. Unfortunately, your husband's best option would be to find a new job.

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