# How many shifts can you legally work in a row?

### Table of Contents

- How many shifts can you legally work in a row?
- Can you work eight days in a row?
- Is it legal to work 3 shifts in a row?
- What is the shortest shift you can legally work?
- Can you work 7 days straight?
- Can I be fired if I refuse to work overtime?
- Can you work 10 days straight?
- Can an employer make you work 20 hours a day?
- How many 12 hour shifts can you work in a row?
- How many hours off do you have between shifts?
- How many breaks can you take in an 8 hour shift?
- What's the maximum number of hours an employee can work?
- How often can a nurse work 16 hour shifts?

### How many shifts can you legally work in a row?

**12 hour shifts** are legal. However, the regulations generally require that there should be a break of 11 consecutive hours between each 12 hour shift. We believe that no shift should be longer than 12 hours, and that a 12 hour shift may not be appropriate for all nurses.

### Can you work eight days in a row?

Depends on your contract, and the number of hours you work. It is illegal for your employer to make you work more than 48 hours per week, so you you have worked **6 hours on the 8 days you** worked, then the seventh will be qualified for overtime.

### Is it legal to work 3 shifts in a row?

**You are not permitted to work more than** that. Your manager is also not permitted to roster you on more than three 'quick shifts' in a pay fortnight unless you requested to do so. For example, you can't be rostered an evening shift then a day shift more than three times in the same pay fortnight.

### What is the shortest shift you can legally work?

2 hours
**2 hours** is the shortest block you can work . A shift can be no less than 2 consecutive hours.

### Can you work 7 days straight?

California law provides that **employees are entitled to one day's rest in seven** and that no employer shall “cause” an employee to work more than six days in seven. ... One employee had worked seven consecutive days three times during his employment; the other employee had once worked seven consecutive days.

### Can I be fired if I refuse to work 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. ... As long as you work fewer than 40 hours in a week, you aren't entitled to overtime.

### Can you work 10 days straight?

In most employment situations, **there is nothing unlawful about the employer working you ten days in a row** as you have described. Furthermore, as long as you do not work more than 8 hours in a workday or 40 hours in a designated workweek...

### Can an employer make you work 20 hours a day?

Generally, an employer can make an employee work 20 hours in one day as **long as they are properly compensated** and are given the required rest periods under the applicable wage order...

### How many 12 hour shifts can you work in a row?

Allowing rest periods and lunch breaks, limiting employees to **three 12-hour shifts per week** and scheduling days off between 12-hour shift days may help your employees obtain sufficient rest and avoid stress.

### How many hours off do you have between shifts?

An employee must also have at least eight hours off between shifts. If an employee works during this period, the hours are added to other hours worked in the day. This usually means the employee must be paid at overtime rates.

### How many breaks can you take in an 8 hour shift?

If you employ individuals between the school leaving age and 18, they must have a 30-minute rest break if they work more than 4.5 hours. They must also have a daily rest of 12 hours and a weekly rest of 48 hours. How many breaks can you take in an 8-hour shift?

### What's the maximum number of hours an employee can work?

The decision to work employees in eight-hour shifts, 12-hour shifts, 16-hour shifts, etc., is entirely up to the employer. The decision to call an employee back in to work on a scheduled day off is entirely up to the employer.

### How often can a nurse work 16 hour shifts?

16-hour shifts are a little bit trickier. If you’re sticking with the usual 36 hour work week then you’re probably only working twice a week. The nurses that I’ve seen working 16-hour shifts a week are usually working 2-3 days in a row. The Pros of Stacking Your Hours and Shifts Together