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Title: Maximum hours allowed to work?
Post by: G. Thomas on November 16, 2015, 01:56:15 PM
If you are a full time salary employee (in Colorado) are there laws regulating daily/weekly/monthly hours you can work?
Are there laws governing how many days off in between X number of hours/days worked? 
Is there a difference if you have people reporting to you or not?

Thanks!
Title: Re: Maximum hours allowed to work?
Post by: jorjor on November 16, 2015, 01:59:59 PM
I am a full-time salary employee in Colorado and I know of no such restrictions for non-exempt employees, nor do I see anything on the Department of Labor site.

https://www.colorado.gov/pacific/cdle/wagelaw
Title: Re: Maximum hours allowed to work?
Post by: nereo on November 16, 2015, 02:15:27 PM
If you are a full time salary employee (in Colorado) are there laws regulating daily/weekly/monthly hours you can work?
Are there laws governing how many days off in between X number of hours/days worked? 
Is there a difference if you have people reporting to you or not?
Edited to respond to federal regulations, which apply to all 50 states.  Colorado may have additional regulations.
1) yes.  It depends on your occupation, but generally salaried workers must be payed the equivalent of the federal minimum wage for total hours worked.
2) yes. It depends on your occupation.  For example, bus drivers have lots of restrictions on hours-worked and breaks taken.
3) yes. Owners/partners/self-employed have different standards than low-level employees. 

Beyond that, your question is far to vague to get meaningful answers.
Start by  going here: http://www.dol.gov/compliance/guide/minwage.htm#EmplRights (http://www.dol.gov/compliance/guide/minwage.htm#EmplRights)
And here for CO: https://www.colorado.gov/pacific/cdle/labor (https://www.colorado.gov/pacific/cdle/labor)
Title: Re: Maximum hours allowed to work?
Post by: G. Thomas on November 16, 2015, 02:32:22 PM
Thank you for the info. I called the dept and learned that for my position there are no maximums.