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As a salaried exempt employee, there is no limit to the number of hours the employer can require the employee to work. Accordingly, there is nothing illegal about requiring a salary exempt employee to attend a pep rally on a regularly scheduled day off. If an employee refuses to attend such an event, the employer can discipline the employee or even terminate the employment relationship all together. Of course, this is not to say that is what the employer WILL do, but they would have the right.
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