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Hello,Thank you for the information and your question. Unfortunately, unless there is a company policy that says that they cannot mandate overtime, or weekend work, without a certain amount of notice, the employer is free to do so. In fact, technically, they could call late at night or first thing in the morning and call people into work and it wouldn't violate Federal or Iowa employment laws, as long as there wasn't a contract or written company policy that stated differently. All that said, I agree, that this isn't the best management practice and certainly not very employee focused, but it is legal I'm afraid. Please let me know if you need any clarification. I would be glad to assist you further if I can.