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Asked on: 6/14/13, 8:45 am

If a company "guarantees" you 2 hours pay for a task that only takes you one hour to complete and you start another task in the second hour, should you get paid the 2 hour guarantee plus the hour you worked on the other task, or is that "double dipping" and you should only get paid 2 hours because that's how long you are on the clock?

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Answered on: 6/14/13, 9:49 am by Anthony Smith

The answer to your question is dependent upon the pay arrangement you gave with your employer. Some professions, like mechanics, get flag time. Theycan earn more than right hours of work in an 8 hour day. Others get paid per hour, with an estimate of how long a task should take. If you can complete more than the par amount of work, you might convince your employer that they should allow you to earn more money by being productive for them instead of their competitor. But, unless you have something like a flag time agreement, you may not have a way to force them, (through the courts) to pay you for more than each hour you work. You might gather your documents and consult directly with an employment lawyer in your area, to get a more specific answer to your question.

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