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Thank you Doug. If I pay him minimum wage so he's covered by my WC and liability, do I need to include OT? ie if he's on the job site for nine hours? So including the drive time, his total hours would be 12. So would I pay straight time for the first 8 (1.5 hrs at minimum wage, then 6.5 hrs at his regular hourly rate), then time and a half for the remaining 4 (2.5 at his regular rate and 1.5 at minimum wage)?
Is there an easier and, most importantly, legal way to do this? ie each day is a different number of hours, sometimes just 5 onsite, sometimes 12. Could I quote him a piece work rate for each different job that would include all OT? Thank you.
If I do a piece rate for the job and the client keeps him an extra hour, how would I pay him for that extra hour? ie if I give him $300 for a job that will be 9 hours on location, and the client decides to keep him an extra hour, what rate is he paid for the extra hour?
If the client does decide to keep him an extra hour, we're able to bill the client quite a bit, so ideally I'd like there to be a financial incentive for the photographer to encourage the client to keep him longer.
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