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Lenimal
01-15-2008, 06:35 AM
I am a Manufacturing Engineer, and consequently I am a salaried employee and receive no overtime. Recently my employer has placed my department on a MANDATORY 60 hour work week :eek: . Is there a limit to the amount of hours they can DEMAND you to work in a week when you are salaried and do not receive overtime? :confused:

Pattymd
01-15-2008, 07:34 AM
No, there is not.

ScottB
01-15-2008, 07:52 AM
Not in most industries and the overwhelming majority of states, whether you are salaried or hourly, exempt from overtime or not.

Eng&SafetyMGR
01-15-2008, 08:44 AM
For what it's worth, 60 hours a week as an Engineer is very common in our line of work.

Lenimal
01-15-2008, 01:18 PM
Thanks for the input everyone.
I am on a 2 year contract, if I voluntarily terminate prior to that, I owe them the moving expenses they allowed me. But the contract does not speak about hours expected. It's not that big of a deal, just wanted to know where I stood from a legal standpoint.
Thanks again!
:)

Lenimal
01-16-2008, 07:20 AM
So you are telling me YOUR employer could determine YOU need to work 22 hours a day, 7 days a week?
:eek:

Pattymd
01-16-2008, 07:24 AM
So you are telling me YOUR employer could determine YOU need to work 22 hours a day, 7 days a week?
:eek:

Not saying it's wise. Saying it's not illegal. They are two different things.

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