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24 hours of work
In the past ive worked 19 hours a day.
Last night i work 24 hours no breaks
what can i do
Asked on January 30, 2017 under Employment Labor Law, Georgia
M.D., Member, California and New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney
Answered 6 years ago | Contributor
As a general rule, with the exception of certain professions (i.e. truckers, airline pilots, certain medical personel, etc.), there's no legal limit as to how many hours/days in a row that an employee can be scheduled to work. The on;e exceptions to thiswould be if hours are limited by the terms a union/collective bargaining agreement or employment contract. Also, a worker's treatment must not be due to any form of legally actionable discrimination/retaliation. That having been said, to the extent that an employee is "non-exempt", then for any hours over 40 they must be paid for the time as OT.
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