Is madatory overtime legal? can you legally be fired for not coming in?

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I live in the state of Florida(Pinellas county) and work over 40 hours a week.

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  1. Answered . The employer can require you to work more than 40 hours in a week, but must pay you at a rate of 1 and 1/2 times your normal rate for those hours. If you refuse, the employer is able to terminate your employment.

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Employee rights in the United States include receiving legal and agreed-upon wages, working in physically safe conditions, and being free from harassment.

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Overtime pay is federally required for non-exempt employees working over 40 hours a week. Hours over 40 must be paid at a rate of at least time-and-a-half.

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