can an employer demad an exept employe o wrk 150 hours in 10 days

as a salaried computer programmer was told today 2 das before vacation that I woul be required twrk 150 in next three weeks. Then reminded them of the vacation time about to start that they had forgotten aboutbut was approved so was told oh well do it in 10 days after your vacation is this legal

1 answer  |  asked Aug 24, 2010 6:29 PM [EST]  |  applies to Ohio

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Bruce Elfvin
Technically legal but hardly reasonable. 150 hours of work in 3 weeks is about 10 hours of overtime in a week. Increasing this to perform 150 hours of work in 2 weeks is probably legal, if they pay the premium time and a half, but will require 75 hours per week or 35 hours of OT each week. As a computer programmer, even if called salaried, you are probably non-exempt for purposes of OT, so do the work and keep track of your hours. Then go see an employment lawyer near you and discuss whether you are truly exempt or non-exempt. Even for 2 weeks this could be a large bill.

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posted by Bruce Elfvin  |  Aug 25, 2010 10:50 AM [EST]

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