Help Wanted: Managers' hours up to the boss
Carrie Mason-DraffenCarrie Mason-Draffen
Mason-Draffen, a business reporter, writes a column about workplace issues.
DEAR CARRIE: My company hired managers whose hours were 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. After their supervisor left, her replacement ordered the staff to work from 9 a.m. to whenever the job gets done. That is usually no earlier than 7 p.m. and frequently as late as 9 p.m. Do labor laws protect them from this onerous schedule? If not, shouldn't they at least get paid overtime? -- Crazy Life