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Asked on: 6/12/13, 4:27 pm

salary employee works an 80 hr bi weekly pay period in which they complete the 80 hrs plus an additional 20 at no pay then an additional 5 to 40 hours at a 4 dollar an hour reduced rate. The job is a home care position as a supervisor with actual manual labor with hands on cares completed for at least 80 hours or better and supervisor w paperwork. Also works holidays and weekends w no extra pay and is on call 24 / 7 : which on call is listed as a bonus on the pay stub , but consists a lot of : in person and hands on cares in addition to administrative. Help please. Is the way they pay .... or not pay.... even legal ?

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Answered on: 6/13/13, 5:48 am by Robert Luedeman

It sounds like a question for the office of the labor commissioner. Wages and hours is their business. I will say that Iowa is a right to work state, and that means you can be fired for any reason, good reason or no reason at all unless you have a contract of employment, are covered by a collective bargaining agreement, or the termination is due to race gender or disability discrimination.


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