Is There A Limit To The Number Of Hours An Employer Can Require You To Work?

There are no laws limiting the number of hours adult employees may be required to work. (See "Overtime Pay" section for information about working more than 40 hours in a week.) There are limitations on the number of work hours for minors (under the age of 18).

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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