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Forum Post: Corporate America steals wages from salaried workers every day.

Posted 2 years ago on Dec. 16, 2011, 3:50 p.m. EST by chuck221 (0)
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It is my belief that there should be a law that prevents employers from paying an employee a salary to an employee and making them work more than 40 hours a week, "unitl the job is done". I think that salaried workers should be paid time and a half like hourly workers after 40 hours. How many millions of American workers go home after working 10 or 12 hours in a day and only have been paid for 8? I believe that it is a good idea for an employer to promise a certian amount of money to an employee per year but that amount should only cover a 40 hour work week period. If that dedicated employee must work past an 8 hour day then that person should be paid for their lost time with their family and recreation. It pains me to see salaried workers being taken advantage of as though it is the right thing to do. I am a union worker that is paid by the hour. I have worked salary jobs in the past and have faced the boss who threatens to fire me if I don't come in on Saturdays and Sundays and offers me no additional compensation for my time. Does anybody else support this idea?

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[-] 1 points by CurveOfBindingEnergy (165) 2 years ago

Corporate America steals more than wages. Employee benefits such as retirement are bundled and then commonly stolen by CEOs who raid them for their own "retirement".

[-] 1 points by GirlFriday (17435) 2 years ago

Salary is a huge rip off. It is the number of ways that people have found NOT to pay me. There are some weeks that you break down my hourly wage and it is less than minimum wage.

[-] 1 points by fairforall (279) 2 years ago

I'm salaried and prefer the flexibility it gives me. GF, have you reviewed the DOL/FLSA definitions and guidelines on exempt vs. non exempt to see how your job meets the criteria?