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Can I ask for a raise if I own personal tools? auto tech, heard it was a law?

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  • Can I ask for a raise if I own personal tools? auto tech, heard it was a law?

    Hi,
    I am an automotive technician working several miles outside San Francisco. I own personal tools that ran me nearly 25 grand. I work for a dealership, but I am an hourly employee. Our shop does have technicians who work on flagged time. I heard today that if a technician owns his own tools he is supposed to get twice the minimum wage of the state. I wanted to find out if this statement is true and if anyone knows of any links that can direct me to that.
    Thank you, your help is greatly appriciated.
    Last edited by emex; 08-26-2008, 08:30 PM.

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    Thats correct only if the employer requires you to provide your own tools.
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    • #3
      Agreed.

      http://www.dir.ca.gov/IWC/IWCArticle4.pdf

      9. Uniforms and Equipment ...
      (B) When tools or equipment are required by the employer or are necessary to the performance of a job, such tools and equipment shall be provided and maintained by the employer, except that an employee whose wages are at least two (2) times the minimum wage provided herein may be required to provide and maintain hand tools and equipment customarily required by the trade or craft. This subsection (B) shall not apply to apprentices regularly indentured under the State Division of Apprenticeship Standards.
      NOTE: This section shall not apply to protective equipment and safetydevices on tools regulated by the Occupational Safety and Health Standards Board.
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      • #4
        thank you for your help. I really appriciate it.

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