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    Funny enough, when I joined this board I was like so many other rookies...big headed, arrogant and sure I knew it all...boy was I wrong...While I know a good amount...there is a lot to learn.

    Here goes...

    I have an employee that recently received a $2 an hour raise...he is now asking for another raise...is he worth it? Yes.

    Problem...this employee is friends with the owner (who is frustrated with the employee/friend)

    This along with his duties give him a lot of opportunity to come and go...some weeks he works 20 hours...some 40...often in between.

    We were thinking of doing this...if he works 40 hours a week, he will be eligible for a bonus that equals the amount of his new raise...if he works less than 40, then there is no bonus...

    Thoughts? Legalities?
    Not everything in America is actionable in a court of law. Please remember that attorneys are in business for profit, and they get paid regardless of whether or not you win or lose.

    I offer my knowledge and experience at no charge, I admit that I am NOT infallible, I am wrong sometimes, hopefully another responder will correct me if that is the case with the answer above, regardless, it is your responsibility to verify any and all information provided.

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    If he works overtime in any of those weeks, you'll have to recalculate his overtime rate, because this is a nondiscretionary bonus, IMHO.
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