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<<It has been my experience that during an interview, a company will
state that overtime without pay is sometimes required and when pressed,
they'll say it's only a few hours a week. Then when in the job, the
reality is that the overtime requirement is 50%+, and to me, that's
Some time ago, I posed the following hypothetical scenario on the list.
Since the topic came up again, I'll pose it again (curious to hear any
* Person interviews with company. In interview, company states that
"overtime without pay is sometimes required [but] it's only a few hours
a week." Person accepts job offer on this understanding.
* Later on, company demands the person work 80 hours per week on a
* Person says he/she is willing to work 80 hours provided salary is
doubled. Company refuses.
* Person refuses to work 80 hours. Company terminates person.
* Person files claim for unemployment compensation.
Question: Is there any way the company could successfully contest the
Just curious. I have never been in such a situation, so perhaps my
question is a reflection of my ignorance!
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