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If hourly worker refuses to finish task off the clock, can boss reduce hours? [closed]

Hourly employee didn't finish work during shift, employer asks you to do it off clock, you refuse, can they retaliate by not giving more paid opportunities?
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If you're hourly employee don't finish job during shift, do you have to finish it off the clock? (United States) [duplicate]

If you're hourly employee don't finish job during shift, do you have to finish it off the clock? How to reply no I won't do it.
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What does "salaried" vs. "hourly" mean in a European (?) context?

I am confused about the meaning of "salaried" vs. "hourly" payment, when it comes to matching it up with work life as I know it. I think I know the abstract definition; to ...
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Found out I don't make overtime pay - would it be taboo to charge for hours over 40 without permission? [closed]

I'm three months in as a tech lead for a relatively small (~100 people) but successful and grounded consulting company in a major U.S. city. Due to poor requirements gathering coupled with ...
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On an hourly basis, do supervisors typically make more than staff? [closed]

I work in the United States in the medical laboratory field and staff is paid hourly, while supervisors are paid salary. However, the salary difference is minimal, and supervisors routinely work more ...
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Overtime vs Pay Cut (California) (40-45 hours)

I was under the impression that M-F 9am-5pm was 40 hours of work but my boss is now changing it to 8am-5pm which is 45 hours but at the same weekly rate. What does California workplace laws say about ...
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Can an employer make you be on call when you weren't hired to be?

Asking for my wife who works for a fast food restaurant in Virginia. She was told by a supervisor that she needed to be on-call (reachable by phone and close by) in case they needed her, whenever she ...
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Is it reasonable to be paid hourly for a normally salaried position?

A company I'm prospecting has many employees who work more than 40 hours per week (from what I've surveyed, the average is 45-55), and very regularly. However, the position that I would be filling is ...
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Is my employer in California obligated to pay me while I travel between jobsites

I'm an hourly worker at a landscaping company in Los Angeles and travel to a different job site or multiple job sites in a day. The morning and afternoon commute range from 15 minutes to 1.5 hours. ...
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How to handle hourly employee taking unauthorized overtime?

I have a hourly employee in Texas who has taken to milking the time clock: the employee will stay a few minutes late to complete a document that came in towards the end of their workday, or they were ...
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Do contract agencies have to approve an employee wage through the client company?

I got a W2 offer via contracting agency to work as a contractor for a Fortune 100 company. When the hourly amount was first presented, is was before my interview and hastily thrown at me. I hadn’t ...
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How to tactfully negotiate a raise during my first review

Background: Just came up on my second year with my company (<50 employees) First review since I started Started "part-time" as a flexible employee from 9-2pm 3 days a week Bounced between full-...
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PTO (Hourly employee) and starting a new job

On January 7th, 2019, I am starting a new job. However, before this happened, I had already booked time off from December 21st, 2018 until January 4th, 2019. The company I work for does not have a ...
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How does changing an employee from salary to hourly benefit an employer?

I am what the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) considers a "learned professional" and I meet all 3 of the requirements for being exempt (annual salary). For those who don't know, the FLSA sets the ...
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Employer is misrepresenting the actual dates worked, but not the total hours - is anything untoward going on?

I hold an hourly position where I work 40 hours per week across three days (2x 14 hour days and 1x 12 hour day). If I work overtime (over 40hr per week) I do get overtime pay, but my state does not ...
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Should hourly employees be compensated for work events?

My friend works for a company that employs some hourly and some salary employees. They are going to be having a semi-optional (people are strongly encouraged to go) team-building work event in which ...
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Hourly employees - are 'pre-work' activities being unfairly ignored as time worked?

A friend of mine recently started working as an hourly non-exempt employee for the first time in his life. He shared with me his frustration after two weeks on the job that, as a salaried worker, ...
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Offered to move from an hourly employee to salaried employee [closed]

My supervisor asked me to convert my compensation from an hourly employee to a salaried one. I am in dilemma if I should accept this or not. I am an IT professional and overseeing a fairly large ...
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Negotiate for higher salary at the end of a contract period

I'm about to start a contract-to-hire position at a new company. During the four-month contract period, I will technically be an employee of the recruiting agency who found me for the position at an ...
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Salary Compensation Practices

Currently, I work for a company that gave me a written letter of offer (a few months ago) that stated expressly: You will be eligible to receive the following beginning on your first day: ...
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Rate negotiations with a 3rd party recruiter

I am working with a 3rd party Recruiter who tells me their client sets the rate I can be paid, is that true? I always thought it's the client that pays the recruiter, then recruiter sets the rate for ...
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Does it look bad if I leave early as an hourly employee?

I'm an hourly employee who works 40 hour weeks at a small office. Yesterday I left early (About 40 minutes) because I just wasn't being productive anymore. As an hourly employee, I get paid based on ...
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Reporting Time Ethically

I started my job approx. 3 months ago. I went through a temp agency who I get paid through. The company I work at is responsible for confirming my hours. I was told by my supervisor there that I can ...
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