My employer is trying to force me to work overtime but I am not willing to work additional hours. Do I have to? Do I have any rights and what can I do?
It should be noted that in accordance with Article 72 of Labour Law, the standard overtime provisions, in respect of overtime payments, do not apply to "persons occupying high-ranked managerial or supervisory positions, should such positions confer upon the occupants thereof powers of the employer over the workers". This is generally accepted to apply to anyone in a supervisory or management position.
No employer should force an employee to work overtime, but it is common for a contract of employment to include a clause with wording to the effect that if the employer requests it, the employee will be expected to work additional hours owing to the demands of a business. If an employee has agreed to such a condition then it will be enforceable.