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    My wife is a live in care giver and works 4 days a week.She lives at the home with 2 mentally disabled adults. Her employer said she will be paid for 12 hours work each day, not 24 due to the adults will be sleeping at night and the adults go to the main office (or center as it is called) for 6 hours per day.During that time that they are at the center she has to clean, do laundry, etc.During the night time hours she is to wake up and get one of the guys up and take him to the bathroom to urinate every 2 to 3 hours and record it on paper.We are not that concerned about getting more than 12 hours pay,but we are concerned that she is only paid $70 per day. That means that she is only paid $5.83 per hour. Am I wrong in thinking that she should at least be paid $87 per day.

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    Reference http://www.laborlawtalk.com/showthread.php?t=281534
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    • #3
      Das ist in der Doktor!

      Originally posted by tony hughey View Post
      My wife is a live in care giver and works 4 days a week.She lives at the home with 2 mentally disabled adults. Her employer said she will be paid for 12 hours work each day, not 24 due to the adults will be sleeping at night and the adults go to the main office (or center as it is called) for 6 hours per day.During that time that they are at the center she has to clean, do laundry, etc.During the night time hours she is to wake up and get one of the guys up and take him to the bathroom to urinate every 2 to 3 hours and record it on paper.We are not that concerned about getting more than 12 hours pay,but we are concerned that she is only paid $70 per day. That means that she is only paid $5.83 per hour. Am I wrong in thinking that she should at least be paid $87 per day.
      This is what I found,

      http://www.employmentlawhandbook.com/State/Georgia.html

      Georgia's current minimum wage rate is $5.15. GA Code § 34-4-3. Some exceptions
      apply.

      An employer must also comply with federal minimum wage laws, which currently sets the
      federal minimum wage at $7.25.


      If an employer chooses to pay employees minimum wage, the employer must pay those
      employees in accordance with the minimum wage law, either federal or state, that results
      in the employees being paid the higher wage. In most instance in Georgia, the federal
      minimum wage law will apply as it generally guarantees a higher wage rate for employees
      than state law.
      Georgia does not have laws governing the payment of overtime.
      Federal overtime laws apply.

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      • #4
        I am sorry but I still do not understand if she is entitled or not

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        • #5
          Das ist in der Doktor!

          Originally posted by tony hughey View Post
          I am sorry but I still do not understand if she is entitled or not
          Provided by ElleMD on 2/14/2012
          See here http://www.dol.gov/whd/regs/compliance/whdfs53.htm http://www.dol.gov/whd/regs/compliance/whdfs25.htm
          http://www.dol.gov/whd/flsa/companionNPRM.htm
          (scroll all the way to the bottom of the page to see the actual wording of the law)

          Do these look familiar?
          The above links should help you decide if your wife is being paid correctly.
          If she is not, she may need to file a wage claim with your State Dept. of Labor, or its equivalent.
          or the Federal Dept. of Labor.

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