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Mandatory Overtime in NJ

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What is the name of your state? NJ


I am trying to figure out if it is in fact legal for a NJ Printing Company to make it mandatory for their maintenance men to work overtime on weekends (more than 40/hrs a week). I know that there are mandatory overtime regulations for health care facilities; however, I'm trying to figure out if my father's company is illegally forcing him to work overtime. He works 3rd shift (11p-7a) Monday - Friday (their Monday actually starts Sunday night at 11pm). He called out one night last weekend and was written up and received an occurrence. I just feel that in his line of work, there should not be mandatory overtime. I understand that if he in fact agreed to work overtime and then called out, then he would have violated his agreement. However, the answer I'm really looking to gain from this post is if his company is wrong for making overtime mandatory. I referenced our state department of labor's home page below. Thank you for your time and consideration :D


- Teia


I'm a Northern Girl
Mandatory overtime is legal in all 50 states.

If your father is not a health care worker, the link you provided does not apply to him.

Unless he has a bona fide, enforceable contract that specifically makes overtime optional at your father's opt, it is not illegal for his employer to make overtime mandatory, and it is not illegal for them to discipline him for refusing.

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