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Is it illegal for hourly employees to work over 12 hours in

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Is it illegal for hourly employees to work over 12 hours in California.

Regulations differ by industry. What sort of work are we talking about here?
Customer: replied 3 years ago.

Federal contracting work

That makes things a lot more complicated.

When you say federal contracting, is your employer the federal government directly, or a private staffing employer the leases you out to the federal government?

And, where do you work -- on federal land (fort, base, etc.) -- or, at a private facility leased by the federal government -- or from home, or at some other office offsite, etc?

Very complicated issue, now.

Customer: replied 3 years ago.

I work on Fort Irwin Ca, we are contracted by the Federal Government.


You're subject entirely to the control of federal law, because you're working on a federal reservation, and your employer is an agency of the USA. There is no federal law that limits the number of hours that an employee can work. So, unless your specific contract provides some limitations, then you have to work the hours offered, or risk termination of employment.

California law would give you other rights -- but federal law simply does not offer that sort of protection.

Please let me know if I can be of further assistance.
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