I work for a supposed "flat rate" shop, although we are guaranteed 40 hours pay per week, we are required to bill out 60 hours a week. I'm wanting to know if how they are paying is legal. Everyone makes $20 per hour flat rate. So let's say you bill out your required 60 hours. You get paid your guaranteed 40.. But they do not pay you for the 10 hours billed between your 40th and 50th hour. (Claiming that's what it cost to keep you here) but once you get over 50 hours they pay you $6 per hour billed. So basically you are paid $20 per hour for your first 40 hours, not paid at all for the hours between 40-50, and $6 per hour for hours over 50, which to them is considered "bonus pay".

So $20x40=$800 (first 40)

$0x10=$0 (hours between 40-50)

$6x10=$60 ( 10 hours between 50-60)

Grand total of $860 dollars and 60 flat rate hours billed. Is this even a legal way to pay employees?

So $20x40=$800 (first 40)

$0x10=$0 (hours between 40-50)

$6x10=$60 ( 10 hours between 50-60)

Grand total of $860 dollars and 60 flat rate hours billed. Is this even a legal way to pay employees?

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