OVERTIME MORE THAN 8 HOURS PER WEEK

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OVERTIME MORE THAN 8 HOURS PER WEEK

I would like to ask if there is a certain provision in labor code or any law that
specify the maximum hour of overtime for an employee can do for a week?

I could be reach in this email for your response. jrro.pulgarinasyahoo.com
My best regards

Asked on August 13, 2016 under Employment Labor Law, Alaska

Answers:

SJZ, Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 5 years ago | Contributor

No, there is no maximum to how much overtime employees can be required to work; the employer can, literally, require them to work 168 hours per week. (As a general matter; there are some jobs, like airline pilot or truck driver, subject to industry-specific regulation of hours). The only limitation is that an employee *must* be paid for ALL overtime, so too much overtime can get prohibitively expensive for the employer...that said, if they are willing to pay it, they can make you work it.


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