Another member was asking me about Mandatory Overtime and asking, is this legal? Can they make you do that without notice? What if we have childcare prearranged and cant react that quick to a demand like this? Bottom line....you can do nothing. (paste) In Indiana, an employee who works more than 40 hours in a single work week must be paid one and one-half times the regular rate, for every hour in excess of 40 hours per week. Special rules apply to retail or service establishments, hospitals, and transportation employers. Under the Indiana mandatory overtime laws, an employer may legally require that an employee work overtime, or lose their job. There is no limit to the number of hours an employee may be required to work. An employer need not give the employee any advanced notice under the Indiana mandatory overtime laws. An employer can legally insist that an employee who is about to go home stay and continue to work, or even work another 8 hour shift. It also doesn’t matter if the employee has traditionally been off on a specific day, such as a Sunday. The employer can compel an employee to work it, or be fired. A number of employers are exempt from the Indiana overtime laws. These include employers with just one employee, individuals under the age of 16, independent contractors and sales people working on commission. Family members and members of a religious order such as a priest, nun or rabbi are not covered under the state overtime laws. There is no requirement under the Indianan overtime laws for student nurses, apprentice funeral directors or medical interns or residents to be paid overtime. Physically or mentally handicapped employees of non-profit organizations are also exempt, as are students who work for their school. Insurance agents and outside sales people who work on commission are exempt under the Indiana overtime laws. So are agricultural workers. Employees of any non-profit organization that provides service for camping or recreational facilities need not pay employees overtime. As in many states, executive, administrative or professional employees who earn more than $150 per week and have the authority to fire employees, are exempt from the overtime regulations. None of these employees must be paid overtime, regardless of the number of hours worked, under the Indiana overtime laws.