I work in the warehouse section of a greeting card company in Massachusetts. This doesn't happen often, but on August 26 (a Saturday) it is mandatory for all warehouse employees to work that day. That's fine, I don't mind, we're being paid overtime. However, in a meeting today we were told that if the work on Saturday wasn't completed we would have to come in on Sunday as well to finish. We weren't told if coming in on Sunday would be mandatory, but if it is, is it legal for them to force us to work on Sunday? Making the week a seven-day work week?
My mother (I'm 19) told me they can do this as long is it isn't every week, but I have a hard time believing that. If I'm forced to work on Sunday as well that would mean I would be working 12 days in a row with no day of rest in between.
Any information on this would be very helpful, and if possible, could you provide links stating policies on these actions?