The employer is clever: the employer's workweek and pay periods are from Wednesday through Tuesdays, and not the normal Sunday through Saturdays. My situation: My first five days of work this particular work week are in one work week, i.e., Friday through Tuesday. Then the next work days (no time off), is in the next work week from Wednesday through Sunday. So I'm working 10 days in a row but I see that it's only 5 days per two work weeks. Is this legal? While I agree that in two work weeks I am only working 5 days per workweek, the reality is that I am working 10 days in a row. Do I have any recourse? What is the law on this situation? I don't like working 10 days in a row without any time off during the 10 days. Thank you in advance.
In most employment situations, there is nothing unlawful about the employer working you ten days in a row as you have described. Furthermore, as long as you do not work more than 8 hours in a workday or 40 hours in a designated workweek, you are not entitled to any overtime pay under these circumstances.
There are some employment situations involving public or personal safety where OSHA or the Department of Transportation, for instance, may have overriding rules regarding such a situation, but those are few and far between.
Looking at the cup as half full, you get a four day weekend every ten days! Good luck to you.
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It would depend on how many hours you are working. Overtime is paid when you work more than 8 hours in a day or 40 hours in a week. The number of days you work in a row is not relevant.
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