Posted 4 years ago on April 3, 2014, 11:38 a.m. EST by awil9010
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My wife works for a company that requires overtime. Under threat of termination, she begrudgingly works 10 to 12 hours a day sometimes 7 days a week. Where I work, they are regularly terminating employees and passing those production hours off in the form of overtime--again, under the threat of termination.
So, I did a small amount of research (as it doesn't take long to find out) that the only laws governing overtime regard payment.
So I started a petition at whitehouse.gov (http://wh.gov/ldu1S)
Overtime is great, especially around holidays...but should it really be up to the employer to decide when we have a life and when we don't. We already schedule our lives around 9-5 (just an example.)