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How much time advance notice should an employer inform employees of upcoming overtime?

There is no legal requirement for employers to provide employees with advance notice of required overtime. Employers are free to set and change schedules at will, including requiring employees to work overtime. The federal Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) requires overtime payment for nonexempt employees for hours worked in excess of forty in one workweek. Some states have additional overtime requirements, such as Alaska and California, which require the payment of overtime for hours worked in excess of eight in one day. But in general, employers may schedule exempt and nonexempt employees as they see fit, and they are not required to provide advance notice.

However, it is always advised to give employees as much notice as possible of any schedule change, including upcoming overtime.

This entry was posted on Friday, August 22nd, 2014 at 7:36 pm and is filed under
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