My Co. owner pays on billed hours therefore if I am working more than 40 hours and he can't bill it for whatever reason I get paid straight time period!
I have stated that he pays straight time only for every hour I am driving ANYWHERE! If I am driving to a job and I have worked 40hrs and the job is 2hrs away I still get paid straight time for the drive; there and back. If I have to do a parts run I get paid straight time, basically if I am in the van at all it is paid straight time regardless of the hours worked.
The Missouri wage and hour division says he is within his legal bounds to do this! It goes back to the 40's when OTR drivers were getting OT for hours worked and the industry lobbied to change it and won. Now over the years other industries such as service industries have "adopted" or "ammended" the law to include the service companies.
It's not right but how do they get away with it seeing the federal law states 1.5 over 40? Seems the federal law would supercede the states law IMHO.
I get to have a van which sits in front of my house, I am not going to take money out of my pocket to wash his van and wait to get reimbursed! You want me to wash your van then:
1.)PAY ME MORE
2.)fork over the cash to wash it with!
I am a bit bitter about this company at the moment and am marking time until the season gets busier and I will probably go it on my own, been doing all the research for it on the off times.
It has been so slow here that I had to file for partial unemployment to supplement my income and it pissed the boss off to no end! I'm sorry, I got bills to ya know! I gotta have a certain amount of income to pay mine as well so I did what I had to do.
Fire me...I have just become your competition a few months earlier than planned.