Every employee is entitled to one day of rest in 7. So, an employer cannot require you to work more than six days out of seven.
But if the nature of the work reasonably requires that the you work seven or more consecutive days, you have to get the equivalent time off in a calendar month to make up for the days you did not get off in the those seven days. So, if you work for 15 days in a row, you have to get two days off in that calendar month in addition to not being required to work consecutively for more than 6 days.
If you are working on the seventh day out of seven days, you must be paid overtime for that seventh day.
An exception to this is if you do not work more than 30 hours in a week or six hours in any one day during the week.
If you work seven consecutive workdays (meaning seven days in a row) in a workweek, your employer must pay you time and one-half the regular rate of pay for the first eight hours you work. Double time must be paid for all hours worked beyond eight hours.
If you believe that you are not getting overtime wages when you should use our detailed Overtime Compensation Question form to send us a detailed question about your overtime situation.