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Manditory Overtime?

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What is the name of your state? West Virginia

Is it legal for my employer, who is a HUGE global retailer, requier me to work 11 hours of overtime?
They stated that because of rising customer contacts, we would be needing a requiered amount of 5hrs of overtime. But, since the week fell on a holiday (Labor Day) that if we did not sign up to work the holiday (since on holidays you are not requiered to work your normal shift unles you sign up to owrk it.) that we would have to make up for the day lost (labor day, 8 hrs) plus work the requiered 5hr, so making it 11 hrs of manditory OT. Is this legal?!


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Yes, it is perfectly legal. The only requirement is that you be paid OT for all hours actually worked over 40 in each 7-day pay period if you are non-exempt.

By the way, private sector employers do not have to offer any holidays at all. For a large retailer to making working on a holiday optional is quite generous - most retailers would simply schedule you if they expect it to be busy that day and that's that.

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