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 for legal advice.
Office hours are whatever your employer says they are. Laws only dictate
when premium pay is required.
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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?