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I worked 70 hours in one pay period but was only paid for 15

I worked 70 hours in one pay period but was only paid for 15 hours flat rate. Wouldn't it be owed 70 hrs x min wage? What about overyime?JA: Because employment law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?Customer: GeorgiaJA: Is the employment agreement "at will," union, full time or part time?Customer: Full timeJA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: No signed pay pman

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I have 2 different businesses. Most of my people are paid

I have 2 different businesses. Most of my people are paid hourly. I have 2 that are paid salary. They have been working 5 days a week 10 hours a day. 50 hours a week. Because of th enew law, I have moved them from salary to hourly. Their hourly rate is $10.5/hr and I pay them 10 hours of over time. They were making $30,000/year. Now with the new pay rate they will actually make $30,030 per year. Does this hourly rate follow the law?

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My daughter works at goodwill and they lowered her hourly

my daughter works at goodwill and they lowered her hourly wage after doing a time study, is this legalJA: Because employment law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?Customer: CA. Oceanside CAJA: Is the employment agreement "at will," union, full time or part time?Customer: At Will I believeJA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: Yes she is now expected to work at a rate of 43% of minimum wage.

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It's again! I'm the drive through coffee shop owner you've

Hello, It's Marc again! I'm the drive through coffee shop owner you've helped in the past. I have a question and I'll add details first: I demoted a gal today from the position of assistant manager for not performing well and I cited to her that she was "not a good fit" for our team. She makes $1.90 over minimum wage a usually works full time at 40 hours a week. She agreed to my offer to take a "regular" part time position but wanted to know the legalities of what I can lower her pay to and how many hours a week she'd be getting? She of course was not very happy with my decision and felt she deserves the position. We had to get her out of the leadership position as she possesses high drama and many other negative attributes. I have no problem keeping her close to 40 hrs weekly and even leaving her pay the same as long as she can keep herself out of trouble and gossip is gone. What am I obligated to do and what if any recourse can she realistically take? Thanks!

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I am hiring a live-in nanny to help me raise my newborn

I am hiring a live-in nanny to help me raise my newborn child. The Nanny will be living at the house full time rent-free. I understand that I have to pay the nanny minimum wage as required by law, and I must keep a log of the hours that she has worked in order to calculate her pay each month. If the nanny is required to be available 24 hours a day to take care of the newborn baby, then am I required to pay her for the full 24-hours per day? For instance, if certain nights she only has to get up for two hours to take care of the baby and then she goes to sleep the rest of the night, do I just mark her hours worked as two hours for that night? Or do I have to pay her for the full 12 hours of the night since she was required to be available all night in case the baby wakes up?Do I have to deduct social Security, medicare, and income taxes from her paycheck just like any employer deducts taxes from an employee? Or are domestic employee tax deductions different?Do I also have to match and pay Social Security and Medicare taxes for her just like a regular employer has to do for employees?

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Is it illegal to work only for room and board in the USA? I

Is it illegal to work only for room and board in the USA ? I read that no matter what agreement like that , the law requires that a minimum wage be paid in dollars, that FICA be filed by the employer, social security be paid, and what else ? I don't know because I am not an employer. I read about a case in NY where a family had a maid/ house keeper working for them, they did not pay a salary but took care of her expenses, room and board. I do not know any other details on that case. The housekeeper called her family in India , they filed suit against this family, who then had to pay the minimum wage and what ever estimated for how long this woman had been working in their home. Again , the question is - is it legal in the USA to work in exchange for room and board ?

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This question again is in connection with the Los Angeles

This question again is in connection with the Los Angeles Fair Chance in Hiring Ordinance that went into effect January 22, 2017.The ordinance applies to any employer that is located or doing business in the City of Los Angeles and employs 10 or more employees, which means any person who performs at least two hours of work on average each week in the City of Los Angeles and who qualifies as an employee entitled to minimum wage under California's minimum wage law.Please clarify what is meant by "doing business" in LA, and specifically, would this include attending client meetings in LA or meeting with prospective clients.

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This is regarding the Los Angeles Fair Chance for Hiring

This is regarding the Los Angeles Fair Chance for Hiring Initiative ordinance that went into effect Jan 22, 2017.- The Initiative applies to any “employer” that is located or doing business in the City of Los Angeles and employs 10 or more employees.- An employee means any person who performs at least two hours of work on average each week in the City of Los Angeles and who qualifies as an employee entitled to minimum wage under California's minimum wage law.- ABC Company is located in the city of Beverly Hills, and employs at least 10 employees who work at least 2 hours per week, e.g. meeting clients, in Los Angeles. Is ABC Company covered under this law even if new applicants would be working in the Beverly Hills office only (since it already meets the 10+ employee requirement who work more than 2 hours in LA) or does it depend on whether each new applicant will be working 2 or more hours in LA?- Does it apply to contractors that ABC Company hires, if they will be working in LA?

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I resigned from a sales job, where I am compensated by a

Hello,I resigned from a sales job, where I am compensated by a base + incentive salary. When I resigned, I offered to work a notice period and be compensated for the work done by the end of the notice period. I was told after six days of giving my resignation that they were refusing my offer to work through the notice period. At the end of the month I received pay in lieu, accrued vacation, my incentive, but I noticed that some money was taken off what I was owed. Is this legal?

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