I am an independent contractor for a logistics company. Now I have been informed my office hours are 7-4. Sound right?

Asked about 2 years ago - Houston, TX

I can't find anything in my contract about "office hours".

Attorney answers (3)

  1. Steven E. Petrou

    Contributor Level 10


    Lawyer agrees

    Best Answer
    chosen by asker

    Answered . If you are a truly independent contractor, you should be able to set your own hours and conditions of work. However, you should have your contract reviewed by an attorney to get a full response.

    This is not intended to be legal advice, but is only for general information. Cantact an attorney in your area... more
  2. Lee Keller King

    Contributor Level 12

    Answered . Your employer generally has the right to set the hours you work. As Mr. Candiano states, this does not become an issue until you work more than 40 hours a week, at which time your employer generally has an obligation to pay you time and a half overtime.

    You mention a "contract." Does it address overtime pay?

  3. Charles Joseph Michael Candiano


    Contributor Level 20

    Answered . Office hours are whatever your employer says they are. Laws only dictate
    when premium pay is required.
    No virus found in this message.
    Checked by AVG - www.avg.com
    Version: 2012.0.2197 / Virus Database: 2437/5186 - Release Date: 08/08/12

    If this information has been helpful, please indicate by clicking the up icon. Legal Disclaimer: Mr.... more

Can't find what you're looking for? Ask a Lawyer

Get free answers from experienced attorneys.


Ask now

29,033 answers this week

3,205 attorneys answering

Ask a Lawyer

Get answers from top-rated lawyers.

  • It's FREE
  • It's easy
  • It's anonymous

29,033 answers this week

3,205 attorneys answering