posted on May, 16 2014 @ 05:17 PM
a reply to: Brotherman
For drive time, are you the one physically driving the vehicle? If so you should get your full wage. If passenger, then $10 is fair considering a lot
of companies are really trying to screw the employee out of drive time all together. The excuse is that we have to bid lower in order to get these
jobs or else we wouldn't be working at all... I'm sure you've heard it all before.
You're in Michigan right? Go to your state website, department of labor and industry. And like was mentioned, Wage and Hour are pretty much on the
ball and act swiftly. A lot of companies will try to pull some questionable if not downright illegal #, and if you don't call them on it, they just
keep doing it. If you learn enough about the law in your state to at least sound like you know what you're talking about, the management will cave,
on the other hand, it's also a way to get to the top of the list when layoffs come around.
Also, as benrl mentioned, you are legally allowed to adjust your exemptions on a check to check basis. They might tell you they can't, because it's
a pain in the ass for them, but they do have to if you ask in writing. This is a good thing to do when you have a huge week or are getting a bonus
tacked onto your check. Sucks you get paid every two weeks. Also sucks when you work all that extra overtime and only get $180 more. Even though it's
technically illegal, a lot of construction companies will bank their employees hours for when it's slow or weather, etc. That way you still get a
paycheck and you're not stuck for unemployment, sort of a win/win.
As mentioned, always keep track of your own hours.