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Book time vs. Hourly Rate - Illinois

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  • Book time vs. Hourly Rate - Illinois

    Good Day All,

    Our shop (automotive body reapair) was just purchased by a new company and the pay scale has just been revamped. The current payscale is 15.00 per booked hour. That is, if the job is written for 10 hours I would recieve 150.00 for the job regardless of how long it took to complete the repair. The owners do not offers us any kind of "guaranteed" minimum bookings. The problem comes in that they cannot seem to get any work for myself or any other co-workers. They require us to punch in and stay for 8 hours a day even if there is no work for us to do, 40 hours a week required and yet only paying us less than 5 hours. Can they require us to be here and not pay us?

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