Can Employers Force You To Work Overtime (OT)?
Yes. An employer can ask you to work overtime.
If you don’t want to work the overtime you have a couple of choices –
- you can get another job where you don’t have to work overtime hours,
- you can try to negotiate your schedule with your employer or
- you can just work the overtime.
Keep in mind that if your employer insists that you work overtime then you can be disciplined or even fired if you don’t show up or you refuse to work the overtime hours.