Federal Overtime Law. Additionally, while federal laws do not prohibit employers' overtime policies, it does require certain pay for those hours. According to the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), employees must receive one and a half times their regular pay for every hour that exceeds their 40-hour work week.
Also know, can you refuse mandatory overtime?
"Yes," your employer can require you to work overtime and can fire you if you refuse, according to the Fair Labor Standards Act or FLSA (29 U.S.C. § 201 and following), the federal overtime law. And "no," your employer doesn't have to pay you overtime if you work more than eight hours in a day.
Can you be forced to work overtime without notice?
An employer can require a non-exempt employee to work overtime. It is mandatory because an employee can be subject to discipline, reassignment, demotion or even discharge if he or she refuses to work the overtime. Unfortunately, there is no notice provision in the federal law requiring any sort of advance notice.