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  • Splitting 8 hour day into two 4 hour days to avoid OT??

    I live in Texas and am a non-exempt healthcare worker. My normal workweek has been M-F 8 hours and I have offered to work 4hours everyother saturday as overtime due to a shortage of workers in my profession. My boss has deceided that there will be no more overtime and has told me that i HAVE to work Mon - thurs 8 hours, then half day on Friday and half day on Saturday. So , I have to drive into town 6 days a week w/ o benefit of overtime pay. I live outside the city limits and so driving into work for 2 four hour shifts is not practical any longer. Is there some kind of rule/reg that prohibits a boss from forcing you to work like this?
    thanks so much.

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    No, there is no law that makes this illegal. An employer is not required to allow you to work overtime. If he wants to arrange your hours so that you only work 40 hours in a week, that is perfectly legal.
    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.

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