Depending on your line of work, you may have the right to refuse to work more than 72 hours in a week.
Professionals, Clerical (administrative assistants), Technical, and Mechanical Employees can not be terminated for refusing to work more than 72 hours in a workweek.
If you prepare agricultural products for market you can work over 72 hours a week, if you want to, but you cannot be required to. If you harvest products you must get a period of 24 hours off after working up to 72 hours in a seven-day period. There are exceptions to the 24 hours break period for certain harvesting employees, like those involved in harvesting grapes, tree fruits and cotton.
If you work in the canning, freezing, and preserving industries you must get a period of 24 hours off after working up to 72 hours in a seven-day period.
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.