minimum days off for inpaid labor Started by pastropcon , Oct 04 2013 01:52 PM Please log in to reply 3 replies to this topic 1 posts Posted 04 October 2013 - 01:52 PM A 19 years old friend took an unpaid job working with horses with only free living facilities. Since she started, at the end of September, she's been working 7 days a week non stop! she is exhausted and feels like her employer is taking advantage of her. Is there any laws regulating that sort of labor? this is taking place in the state of PA. Posted 04 October 2013 - 02:48 PM Has your friend voluntarily decided to do such an unpaid job? 57,759 posts Posted 04 October 2013 - 03:02 PM Well, "free living facilities" is a type of payment; however, unless the value of that is minimum wage as required for agricultural/farm labor (and I suspect "working with horses" may qualify), she may be getting shafted in terms of "compensation".
Even in a typical job scenario, I don't know that PA law requires days off. I'd tell your friend to talk with the state labor department. I'll echo PG's advisory "warning" with a twist: (Many) legal issues are complicated. Explanations and comments here might not fully identify or explain the ramifications of your particular problem. I do not give legal advice as such (and such is impermissible here at any rate). Comments are based on personal knowledge and experience and legal info gleaned over a quarter century, and every state has differing laws on and avenues to address most topics. If you need legal advice, you need to consult (and pay) a professional so that you may have someone to hold accountable. Acting on personal and informational advice from a stranger on the injured on the job internet is a bad idea -- at least not without your own thorough due dilience/research and confirmation as it applies to your situation. <br>For the original version including any supplementary images or video, visit http://boards.answers.findlaw.com/index.php/topic/227714-minimum-days-off-for-inpaid-labor/