It took years of PASNAP-led rallies, letters to newspaper editors, petitions, visits and phone calls to government officials, and trips to Harrisburg to win this ban on mandatory overtime.
Since July 1, 2009, nurses and other direct caregivers can no longer be forced to work beyond their scheduled shift, except in cases of real emergencies. After years of efforts, Pennsylvania nurses have won this important protection for the sake of our patients and our profession.
The 2009 new law (“Act 102”) prohibits healthcare facilities from requiring nurses and other direct caregivers to work in excess of agreed to, predetermined, and regularly scheduled daily work shifts.
Still, many employers have been violating the Mandatory Overtime Ban. We are currently working with the Pennsylvania Department of Labor and Industry to hold our hospitals accountable.
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