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Can we be forced to work the weekend w/o pay?

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  • Can we be forced to work the weekend w/o pay?

    My employer is asking the entire company to work a Saturday (9am to 8pm or *** needed) and most likely the Sunday too. Without pay - we are being offered time off in lew which we must take my end of April 06. But our regular vacation and PTO does not roll over the following calender year. We are almost all Salaried Emplyees working a Monday through Friday - normal hours (they are offering the maybe 1 hourly employee overtime, but everyone else gets nothing)

    We are told this is mandatory. Can an Employer expect us to work 12days straight. Is this legal?

    They are offering to pay for one meal and that is it.
    With the price of gas - they should do more!

    This is in Georgia
    Last edited by joshcloud9; 11-01-2005, 12:27 AM.

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    If by "salaried" you mean "exempt", then the employer can require you to work any hours they deem necessary without additional compensation, compensatory time, extra days off, or anything else. Of course, no one is holding a gun to your head. Georgia has no law requiring a day off after X many days worked.
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