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Forced overtime with no time off

Can a large retail corporation require a salaried assistant store manager to work full time 7 days a week indefinitelybecause sales drop when she is not there. Other assistant managers are not treated this way.

Asked on May 20, 2009 under Employment Labor Law, Louisiana

Answers:

J.M.A., Member in Good Standing of the Connecticut Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 12 years ago | Contributor

As a manager, there is no time restriction on the hours you may work in a giving week.  you are a salaried employee that can work 100 hours or 39 hours a week and get the same pay.  Retain managers work more hours and receive the least amount of pay in any industry.  I suggest locating a new job or demanding more compensation -whether that is in the form of commission based on the sotres revenue or larger salary.  You need to stand your ground if you have options.


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