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choillLiels : The short of this is I do not want to pay my employees overtime because I don't think I should have to (and before everyone jumps all over me for being a piece of **** please read the below).

I am going to pay my employees hourly (probably about $12 an hour) and a portion of the revenue my company brings in each month. I have figured that their hourly pay will about equal their monthly revenue pay (e.g. if they work 160 hours in a month that would be $1,920 in addition to that they would make roughly another 1920 due to their getting a cut of the revenue. And as a side note this would be much higher that the industry standard pay but I am doing this so they'll have incentive to do good work). I am not going to implement this system if I would have to pay overtime. Since I am paying them more money above their $12 an hour could I just say that the revenue pay is a part of their overtime pay. Would that be legal? My understanding is that's how waiters and waitresses get paid. If I am wrong please let me know.

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kissme2hy8 : No. If labour laws stipulate you have to pay overtime, then you pay overtime. Check your local labour laws - they vary. Your area might have an exemption but generally the answer is no.
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Dreannacron : Not the way you are trying.

The law clearly defines what type of employees have to be paid overtime pay.

Bonuses are not considered overtime pay, nor are bonuses used in calculating overtime pay.

Therefore you pay them a bonus once a month, and the bonus amount can be anything you want, defined by terms you set. As long as you are fair to all employees, this won't be a problem.

I worked for a company that did profit-sharing. They calculated the bonus once a quarter. One year I got the equivalent of a month of pay from the profit-sharing. And for hourly workers, they calculated the bonus by the number of hours worked as well as the wages paid, unlike the salaried office workers. But I don't remember if overtime rates figured into that calculation of the bonus at all. I do remember a couple of quarters where there was no profit-sharing bonus at all.
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femolermed : Anything over 40 hours in a week is overtime. You need to be very familiar with labor laws before you start doing business, mistakes like the one you are about to make will cost you huge. Breaks and time off are important issues also, When the labor board, licensing bureau and attorneys are done with you there will be a breeze blowing out your belly button.
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kupasadlao : In most states employees that receive wages must be paid overtime if their hours exceed 40 hours. Sometimes a salaried employee can be exempt from overtime pay. Since this is an important aspect of your business plan and if you do something incorrect it could expose your company to back pay for employees and severe financial penalties, I recommend you stop taking legal advice from a bunch of idiots on Y/A and ask your state's Labor Department or your lawyer.
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Sleeryrub : I got in a bad car accident and it left me with a broken collar bone and pain in the back. I wasn't able to see a doctor because I had no insurance and EVERY doctor I saw told me id have to pay up front and that they couldn't see me until my visit was payed for, even though the driver of the accident insurance was suppose to cover my medical bills and loss of wages. I haven't received any money and I found out two days before the accident that I was expecting a child. I also lost my job because of the accident which adds to the fact that I had no money at all to be seen by a doctor. Its now about three months later and besides the initial paper work stating what I was making at my job I haven't received any mail about my loss of wages or any settlement at all and have only received one phone call approximately two days after the accident. I really don't want to call a lawer or make a huge case about it because seeing as how I lost my job I have no money to buy anything my baby needs before he comes and I cant wait seven months for a case to be settled because my child will be here mid January. I finally did get approved for insurance so ive seen the obgyn and have an appointment for my collar to be looked at. I need the money and if it wasn't for me being pregnant I wouldn't even bother trying to get anything but I literally have three pairs of socks for the baby that I bought the day I found out. Knowing all of this, can anyone make an educated or informed guess on how much I should get as a settlement? How much sounds fair?
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DrAmbrroose : Call a lawyer you will get jacked otherwise. You will not have to pay anything up front the lawyer will take 33% of the settlement when completed. No one can tell you what settlement you get util you see a DR. you may have damage that will take years to recover from.
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ImmonyIrobosy : I have an iPhone 5, and my carrier is AT&T. My sister has told me that the day I pay my phone bill, I can use 4G until the 30 days are up and I have to wait until my next plan to use 4G again. I'm really anxious because I can't tell how much data I'm using and when I should stop before I'm charged for going over the limit. I've gotten a text from AT&T saying I had used 65% of my data, so will they send me one for when I use all of it (100%)?
Thank you!
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Torrentyzadarmo : They will.. Basically every phone service will warn you somewhat close to the end of your 4G data and when it is used up completely. Now I don't use AT&T since it doesn't exist in my country but, it will text you, and it may close down your 4G connection, if not, you will have to shut it down when it tells you, so you don't take extra charges!
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nhedukoc : Jonathan Chait: "Yesterday, the House of Representatives pulled a bill from the floor for lack of votes -- the sort of scrambling chaos that occurs routinely in the chamber where John Boehner presides like a trembling child monarch. But this defeat was different. The bill concerned the funding of housing and transportation programs, though its failure represented more than just a programmatic setback, or even a setback for the Republican economic strategy writ large, but the potential ruin of its entire posture toward Obama. Since taking control of the House two and a half years ago, Republicans have fomented a series of crises that seemed to have no end in sight, explicitly refusing to negotiate with Obama and implicitly denying his legitimacy as president. The crumbling of that wall is far from certain, but yesterday a wide crack opened up."
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