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Can you go below minimum wage?

Can you go below minimum wage?

Under federal law, if part of your compensation comes from tips, then your employer can pay you significantly less than the minimum wage, as long as your hourly wage plus the average amount that you earn from tips equals the minimum wage.

Can you get paid less than minimum wage for training?

The simple rule is that any training that an employer requires its employees to attend is compensable. This is true even if the employee is learning their job for the first time or whether the employer is sending the employee for training to improve their skills and knowledge or to re-certify.

Are unpaid job Trials legal?

Unpaid trial work is illegal There is no such thing as ‘unpaid trial work’. It is illegal for your employer not to pay you for any work that you do, even if it is only for a small number of hours (see minimum engagement above). Contact the Fair Work Infoline on 13 13 94 and let them know if this happens to you.

How is the minimum wage set for employees?

For most employees, the minimum wage is set by the award that covers their industry or occupation. Awards cover many different industries and occupations so it’s important to get it right. Use our Pay Calculator (PACT) to calculate the minimum pay rates, penalties and allowances that apply for your award.

What’s the minimum wage under the Fair Work Act?

The National Minimum Wage applies to employees not covered by an award or registered agreement. This is the minimum pay rate provided by the Fair Work Act 2009 and is reviewed each year. As of 1 July 2020 the national minimum wage is $19.84 per hour or $753.80 per week.

Are there any exceptions to the minimum wage?

“There can be no exceptions to the minimum wage and there should be no hiding place for bad employers – that’s why the government must restart naming and shaming bad bosses who cheat their workers out of pay.” Hospitality, retail, and cleaning and maintenance are the industries where the highest number of people are paid below minimum wage.

Who are the companies that pay less than minimum wage?

Companies that had previously been named by the government for paying staff less than the minimum wage included Wagamama, Marriott Hotels, TGI Friday’s, Stoke City football club and Shoe Zone.

What’s the minimum wage for a hotel employee?

An employee of a hotel, motel, tourist place, or restaurant who customarily and regularly receives more than $120.00 per month in tips for direct and personal customer service. State minimum cash wage payment is the same as that required under the federal Fair Labor Standards Act ($2.13/hr.)

How much is the federal minimum wage per hour?

For employees of employers with gross annual sales of less than $305,000, the state minimum wage is $7.25 per hour. For these employees, the state wage is tied to the federal minimum wage of $7.25 per hour which requires an act of Congress and the President’s signature to change.

What’s the minimum wage for tipped employees in Arizona?

State requires employers to pay tipped employees a minimum cash wage above the minimum cash wage required under the federal Fair Labor Standards Act ($2.13/hour) Arizona $12.15

Are there any states that do not have minimum wage?

9 The following states do not have state minimum wage laws: Alabama, Louisiana, Mississippi, South Carolina, and Tennessee. Georgia has a state minimum wage law, but it does not apply to tipped employees. 10 Nevada.