Can An Employer Require An Employee To Work Overtime?

Yes. An employer can require an employee to work overtime but must pay the rate of time­and­a­half the regular rate of the employee's pay for over 40 hours in a seven­day period.

Those exempt from overtime include employees engaged in the ginning of cotton, agriculture, professional, administrative, executive and outside sales.

The information on this page is meant to provide a general overview of the law. The laws in your state and/or city may deviate significantly from those described here. If you have specific questions related to your situation you should speak with a local attorney.

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