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    currently I work 50 hours a week M-F. My employer requires us to work Saturday. Can an employee refuse to work Saturday or even Sunday. Can an employer fire you or discipline an employee for refusing.

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    Can you refuse? Sure. Can the employer fire you for refusing? In most cases, yes. Is there a religious reason you don't want to work?
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      Yes, they can unless you have a binding employment contract to the contrary. You
      might want to answer patty's question.
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      • #4
        Mandatory overtime is legal in all 50 states; that includes weekend work. Only two states put a limit on how much OT can be required; neither of those states is Texas. No states beyond those two gives an employee the right to refuse overtime without repercussions, and even in those two states the right is implied rather than stated in one of them.

        So yes, your employer can require you to work Saturdays (or Sundays) with very limited exceptions and yes, you can be fired for refusing.
        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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