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  • The issue of paralegal overtime is usually decided on a case by case basis - best thing to do is to contact your local DOL and get a ruling from them.  The reason behind this is because paralegal overtime wages are based on your education level. Th…
  • Hi Neil553, As a contractor, your friend is not entitled to minimum wage. Occasionally commission based jobs are given to regular workers, who must be paid at least minimum wage, but this doesn't apply to contractors.  Hope this helps! -Michelli
  • Hi Georgia, American labor laws only apply within the country's own borders. This applies to states as well, meaning New Jersey labor laws for example would not apply in New York, and US labor regulations would not be applicable in India. These empl…
  • Hi Lisa,  You're correct in that overtime wages (in almost all cases) are 1.5 times the employee's regular wage, so your overtime checks of $5 may mean one of two things:  Your employer might not be paying you the correct overtime, in which case I w…
  • Hi Susannah, Your employer is correct - most employees in the medical field must work on a 14 day schedule in regards to overtime wages, according to both federal and state law.  Hope this helps,Michelli
  • Since those days were considered vacation days, she didn't actually work above her 40 hours per week. Overtime is calculated based on the amount of hours worked within a week, and since she did not exceed this, you're not responsible for overtime. H…
  • Hi Lindsay24, Kevin just about covered all the relevant info for wages regarding Florida tipped employees.  I'd just to like add that by the legal definition, a "tipped employee" would be defined as anyone receiving a minimum of $30 a month in tips.…
  • Hi eightball3, The wage the manager mentioned seems low because it's likely a training wage. The Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) allows employers to pay employees under the age of 20 a wage not less than $4.25 an hour for the first 90 days of emplo…
    in youth wages Comment by michelli May 2014
  • Hi Bobby! In Kansas, the minimum wage is currently $7.25, like the federal minimum wage. To calculate overtime wages, we'd multiply the minimum wage by 1.5, the standard overtime rate, then multiply that result by the number of hours you've worked …
  • Hi daniel, Unfortunately no one can really say when the minimum wages will go up until your state government releases information about any plans to change it. Ultimately, it's up to them. I would make periodic checks on the New Jersey state gover…