Legal Question in Employment Law in Mississippi

Maximum Work Hours Allowed

Is there a maximum amount of work hours that are allowed per day or week? Example is over 90 hours a week legal.

Asked on 5/27/07, 5:44 pm

1 Answer from Attorneys

James R. Becker, Jr. Becker Law Firm

Re: Maximum Work Hours Allowed

Generally, the only restriction on hours worked under federal law is that you have to be paid 1-1/2 your regular rate for every hour in excess of 40 during a single workweek. This only applies if you work in a nonexempt position.

There may be some other issues with relation to state law and you will want to talk to an attorney licensed in Mississippi about those issues.

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Answered on 5/28/07, 12:27 pm

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