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Can my employer force me to work overtime in the state of Florida?

Jacksonville, FL |

My employer is demanding I work overtime at night. I would rather finish my shift and go home. My employer states I must fill the needs of the business.

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Employer can set your hours and require overtime. They have to pay you. If you do not like hours your option is to resign.

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Your employer can require you to work overtime but will need to pay you overtime wages.

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