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Old 07-21-2009, 05:59 PM   #11
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Well I need the money, so even if they won't pay us minimum wage, I'm staying.
Plus if I last a few more weeks, I'll get a bonus (although it still isn't a whole lot)
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Old 07-21-2009, 06:37 PM   #12
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Everything I've read thus far seems illegal, Imo. If it's a non legit Organization, Co. Etc, Then they make the rules as to what they will and will not pay until they get caught.
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Old 07-21-2009, 06:39 PM   #13
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And I'm wondering that if it turns out to be illegal if this place you work at will owe all of it's under-paid employees (past or present) back-pay for their actions. I bet you money that if that happens, they'll either be shut down for their illegal actions, or will be run to the ground trying to pay their employees back.
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Old 07-22-2009, 04:47 AM   #14
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first thing is that they are paying us $4.50/hr, which I know is allowed for the first 90 days, but it is gonna be past 90 days in a week, and they aren't planning on changing our wages.
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I am wondering if what my employer is doing in regard to these laws is legal.

first thing is that they are paying us $4.50/hr, which I know is allowed for the first 90 days, but it is gonna be past 90 days in a week, and they aren't planning on changing our wages.
you answered the question for yourself, they are allowed for the first 90 days, after that it's not legal.

ask them if your wage will be changing since you'll be working past 90 days If they say no, ask them why...

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Second is that they aren't paying any overtime (for people who work overtime) They argue that they don't have to because it is a seasonal job, but I can't find any mention of that anywhere.
they pay per hour, so they should definitely pay over time, but there is no onus on them to pay you time and a half for overtime or anything like that,

some people expect to get paid overtime rate for Sundays/bank holidays, it'll depend on your contract as to what your weekend rate will be.

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Third is the poster on that page I linked. They have an old one from 1999 posted, with a Spanish one on top of it so nobody can read it. Is that allowed? It says on the page that it has to be posted...

Thanks to anyone who helps me out...I've just been wondering about all these things for a while.
cant follow the link, so can't help you there.

Basically, if you have 'concerns' you should address them with your employer.

but first get some real advice, don't go asking on forums, even so called legal forums are sometimes filled with 'armchair' lawyers who aren't really qualified.
you should be able to get some limited free legal advice.

you may find that you're too young for employment law to apply to you.
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Old 07-22-2009, 09:03 AM   #15
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jesus christ $4.50 an hour? Thats like worse than china. Up here in canada we have a 9.50 minimum wage.

Find yourself another job buddy.
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Old 07-22-2009, 09:37 AM   #16
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jesus christ $4.50 an hour? Thats like worse than china. Up here in canada we have a 9.50 minimum wage.

Find yourself another job buddy.
It's actually different depending on the province...some provinces are a lot lower than that. It just went up to $9 in NL.
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Old 07-22-2009, 01:21 PM   #17
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im only 16 and im geting $25 an hour, find a better job man. for how much you work your getting underpaid
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What work do you do to earn 25 bucks an hour mate, if you don't mind me asking?

And OP, here in the uk there is on minimum wage under
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Old 07-22-2009, 01:34 PM   #19
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I pressure wash for my dads company. It is very hard work but for a summer job working 12 hour days i will not complain. I just messed up my shoulder during work so im done for at least 3 months.

Most people for his company get from $10-18, so im happy with what i am making here
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