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  • Varying pay rates Minnesota

    I have an employee who had a question I don't know the answer to:

    We have supervisors who are earning a higher pay rate between $6.50/hour and $8.00/hour. However, these supervisors also work standard 'runner' shifts at a lower rate, usually the MN small company minimum wage of $5.25/hour. Can one employee work different shifts at different pay rates?

    Thank you.

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    Certainly they can. The only issue is, if they work overtime, the overtime premium must be paid at what is often referred to as a "blended" rate of pay. If you need more information about that, please post back and I'll give you the link to the FLSA regulation.
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      More info please

      Thanks for the reply Patty. This employee is pressing because he's convinced that he should be getting the higher rate of pay for all shifts now. It would be helpful to have the FLSA provision to reference. Thank you.

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        There is no law that says he CAN be paid at two separate hourly rates; it's that there is no law that says he CAN'T be. And, there is no law that says he must be paid at the higher hourly rate for all hours worked; he won't be able to show you one. Again, only when he works overtime, is this an issue.

        http://www.dol.gov/dol/allcfr/ESA/Ti...CFR778.115.htm

        Here's how this works. Let's say he worked 30 hours at $5.25 and 20 hours at $8.00.

        (30 * $5.25) + (20 * $8.00) = $317.50 (straight-time pay for all hours worked)
        $317.50 / 50 hours = $6.35 "regular rate of pay"
        $6.35 * 20 OT hrs * .5 (overtime premium) = $63.50
        Total pay due = $317.50 $63.50 = $381.00
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