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    I am unaware of this but are there any laws pertaining to working over a set amount of hours in a work day. I recently worked a 21hr work day on black friday and am curious to know if any more over time would be coming my way/ I would like to give this answer to others

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    No, there is no limit to the # of hrs. you can be required to work in a work day except for a few occupations such as airline pilot & minors under a certain age. If you are a non-exempt employee, in Tx. you would get OT after working over 40 hrs. in the work week assuming your employer is regulated by the FLSA.
    Last edited by Betty3; 11-26-2007, 09:49 PM.
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    • #3
      Texas is not one of the very few states where overtime is calculated on a daily basis, nor one of the even fewer states which limit the number of hours that can be worked in a week (with a few industry specific exceptions as Betty explained, no state limits the number of hours that can be worked in a day).
      The above answer, whatever it is, assumes that no legally binding and enforceable contract or CBA says otherwise. If it does, then the terms of the contract or CBA apply.