Asked in Employment Discrimination and Employment Law

Q: Can a employer impose a policy or attempt to make a wormer work completely for free on saturdays

Due to her falling behind on quites and invoices due to work load increasing

1 Lawyer Answer
Rhiannon Herbert
Rhiannon Herbert
  • Employment Law Lawyer
  • Columbus, OH

A: The answer to this question will depend in part on how you're paid. If you are paid by the hour, then you generally must be paid for all time worked, including at an overtime rate of 1.5x your normal rate for hours over 40 in a workweek. However, if you are paid on a salary basis, then your employer can generally require you to work additional or weekend hours without an increase in the salary you receive.

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