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Is it lawful to make an an employee work 7 days aweek

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is it lawful to make an an employee work 7 days aweek unlimitid dayly hours exceedeng 10 t0 22 hours daily, consistantly daily ,with no days off, no vacations, ffor 2 years consistenly without any monetary compemation? T sounds like slvery to me. and human abuse, it was demanded to take care of my patient mdad, and the trust that paid me my monthly salary, had ageed verbally 2 times,over the phone, that i would be compensated for every weekend for slightly over 2 years ago.
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: California Employment Law
Expert:  RobertJDFL replied 1 year ago.

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Expert:  RobertJDFL replied 1 year ago.

Can you tell me what state this is in, as laws on days off, hours, etc. vary by state?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Murrieta Ca1
Expert:  RobertJDFL replied 1 year ago.

Thank you for your reply. Since this deals with California employment law (which has its own category on this site) I'm going to opt out and ask a moderator to move this question over.

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Expert:  Law Educator, Esq. replied 1 year ago.
Thank you for your question. I look forward to working with you to provide you the information you are seeking for educational purposes only.

Under the California day-of-rest laws employees are entitled to one day’s rest in seven and the laws prohibit employers from “causing” an employee to work more than six in seven days. See CA Labor Code 551 and 552. However, this does not apply to employees working less than 30 hours in a week. See CA Labor Code 556.

So under CA law, the employer cannot make an employee work more than that number of days in a week.