Is it legal to schedule mandatory overtime week after week? I'm talking 11 to 13 hours a week. My company is doing this, and it's very hard on people. This doesn't give anyone a home life.
Companies can require workers over the age of 18 in most professions or industries to work any number of overtime hours. And if the employees who are non-exempt and qualify for overtime work more than 40 hours in a week, federal laws require their employers to pay them at least time-and-a-half for those extra hours.
But pay doesn't seem to be the issue here. It's quality of life. And just because your company is acting legally in working you into the role of absentee spouse, partner or parent doesn't mean you have to remain silent.