How many hours can a worker be scheduled for?

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How many hours can a worker be scheduled for?

Can I be made to work 12 hour days without a day off. I’m a factory worker.

Asked on July 28, 2018 under Employment Labor Law, New York

Answers:

M.D., Member, California and New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 3 years ago | Contributor

With the exceptions of such professions as airline pilots, long distance truckers and some medical personnel and the like, there are no limits as to the number of days/hours that an employee can be scheduled to work. This is true whether or not they are exempt or non-exempt, although non-exempt are eligible for OT. The exception here would be if such a schedule violates the terms of a union contract/employment agreement or in some way constitutes a form of actionable discrimination.


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