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In Florida, is it legal for an employer to require an employee to work 7 or 8 days without a day off?

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If you are a salaried employee in a managerial or executive position, then it is perfectly legal for your employer to have you work like that.

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In the stare of Florida there is no mandate for days off. If you are hourly you would be entitled to overtime compensation.


The Fair Labor Standards Act governs issues regarding work breaks and pay. Go to and look under the Act where you can find more information.

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