Can an employer require a salaried employee to work overtime?

When I negotiated my employment contract I was told that 1) I could work mainly from home and just drop in on the company to do Quality Assurance. 2) That the employer would pay for items associated with my work like ink and paper, 3) That I would be compensated for the use of my personal vehicle if there was travel. Recently my boss told me that 1) she expected me to work at the company location for at 70 to 80 hours a week, 2) They are not paying for my ink, paper and other expenses and the cost of this is coming out of my pocket, 3) I have to have a cell phone on me at all times for business, but they are not paying for my cell phone bill. 4) That they needed me to upgrade my cell phone so that I can get mobile emails, but I have to pay for it myself. I know that one can get unemployment if they quit a job if a reasonable person would quit in the same situation. I have 3 young children and simply can not dedicate myself to work 70 or 80 hours a week. Do you think I would qualify for unemployment if I quit the job under these circumstances?

Asked By: - 11/24/2012
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Where are you? And is all that you mention contained in a written contract? If it was all verbal, you're probably stuck. Sounds like time to look for a new job.
Answered By: Judy - 11/24/2012
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was your employment contract written... More
Answered By: nickipettis - 11/24/2012
Sorry looks like u will be looking for new job. hope u had a written contract cause verbal is worthless. if u want the job u will need to go above 'boss' head and fix boss. u may not qualify unless u have written proof. good luck.
Answered By: Rob - 11/24/2012
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