Is my employer allowed to force overtime?
Question Details: Can my employer force me to stay until "the job is done". If not is there a law I can provide to my company that shall "force" them to respect my rights? I also know they may retaliate against me after providing this information to them, providing that there is such a law can I also get the law stating that your employer shall not do such a thing upon providing information that such rights exist?
Yes, your employer can require that you stay "until the job is done". That is unless you have an employment contract or union agreement that prohibits such a mandate. Absent that, your company can set the conditions of the workplace much as it sees fit (absent some form of legally actionable discrimination). That having been said, if you are "non exempt, (i.e tyically a owrker who is paid hourly), then you must be paid for all time that you work. Additionally, if that puts you over 40 hours in your work, week then you must be paid overtime for those hours.