Mandatory overtime????

I figured this would be a good place to ask.

Can your employer require you to do overtime? Also if there an internal position that you get turned down for because you can't do overtime, what can you do about it?

Thansk, Tom.

Yes, your employer can require you to work overtime, as long as you get the appropriate overtime rate. California has a limit on how many days you can work in a month though for most jobs. Generally speaking, you are entitled to get the equivilent of 1 day off a week. I'm guessing, but I would assume most states have something like that.