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    Default How Many Hours and Days in a Row Can I Work

    My question involves employment and labor law for the state of: Minnesota

    Is it legal to work more than 6 days in a row without a day off? I worked 8 days in a row a few weeks ago. Also, it's fairly common for me to have to work until 2AM then have to be back at work 8-10 (or less if I have to stay later than 2AM) hours later for an 8+ hour shift. Are either of these illegal?

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    Default Re: How Many Hours and Days in a Row Can I Work

    I have found a very limited list of types of employment that are regulated so that you cannot work more than a specified number of hours continually. Other than that, as long as you are receiving proper breaks and paid overtime properly, I find nothing limiting the number of hours you can work per 24 hour period or any minimum number of hours between shifts.

    What is your occupation?

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    Default Re: How Many Hours and Days in a Row Can I Work

    In Minnesota,and in many other states, unless you work in one of the very limited industries referenced by jk, you can legally be required to work 365 days a year (and 366 days in leap years).

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    Default Re: How Many Hours and Days in a Row Can I Work

    I work in a movie theater.

    Speaking of overtime, my work only pays overtime if the total work week hours total 44 or 45 hours. If I work 8+ hours I don't get overtime. I assume that's legal too.

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    Default Re: How Many Hours and Days in a Row Can I Work

    A movie theatre is not one of the excepted industries.

    There are only three states, none of them MN, that require OT after 8 hours in a day. OT is under most circumstances required after 40 days in a week. For reasons known only to the US DOL, movie theatre employees are considered exempt from overtime. So yes, that is legal too.

    For those not familiar with the movie theatre exemption, check out under Other FLSA Exemptions here:

    http://www.dol.gov/elaws/esa/flsa/screen75.asp

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    Default Re: How Many Hours and Days in a Row Can I Work

    Yes, a very odd exemption, in my opinion. The motion picture theater operators must have had some very influential lobbyists to pull that one off. I simply cannot see any reason for the exemption that would make any sense and fairness of the exemption.

    but as cbg stated; that means they legally do not have to pay overtime after 40 hours as most other employers are required to do. While your treatment may not seem fair, it does appear to be legal.

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    Default Re: How Many Hours and Days in a Row Can I Work

    Figured as much. Thank you very much for your help!

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