How is that legal to do. When we have worked a 40 hr workweek with 10 hrs of overtime already?

I live in Florida. How can that be legal to take my PTO, threaten to write me up, or fire me for not showing up on mandatory overtime on Saturdays, when I have already worked a 40 hour work week.

1 answer  |  asked May 31, 2018 3:22 PM [EST]  |  applies to Florida

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Phyllis Towzey
There is no law that says you only have to work 40 hours per week. It's up to the company what hours you work. Your alternative is to quit. The only law that applies is that if you do work more than 40 hours per week, the company must pay you overtime at a rate of time and one half your regular hourly rate. If the company schedules you to work and you don't show up they can count it as PTO and, if they choose, they can fire you. Mandatory means mandatory.

posted by Phyllis Towzey  |  May 31, 2018 3:48 PM [EST]

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