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Old 03-10-2019, 10:32 AM
 
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Question: Is it legal that a company has salaried employees -whose hours are all billed to clients- and when employees work overtime, the clients are billed, but the employees are not paid at all for the time? Not even regular straight pay, nada, zip.

How is that LEGAL??
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Old 03-10-2019, 11:42 AM
 
Location: HoCo, MD
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Many professional services are done that way. IT Consultant, legal, etc. The client pays for every hour they use, but the employees are typically paid a straight salary. Most will also have a bonus, but that is typically based on revenue and deliverable quality vs. hours.
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Old 03-10-2019, 11:56 AM
 
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The only way to go is hours paid for hours worked. Too much exploitation in the private sector now to trust a salaried gig UNLESS its a high end salaried gig
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Old 03-10-2019, 11:58 AM
 
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I was a software developer and the clients were billed the hours that we spent on each project. Whether we put in overtime hours on them or not, it was irrelevant. Hours are hours. If a project was billed at 300 hours, then whatever hours were put into it was billed. Overtime or no overtime had nothing to do with it. Apparently it is legal and was done for decades at my company.

Most ordinary salaried personnel had to suck it up and put in the overtime hours for free, while singing the company's praises just for allowing them to work there and being interested in their jobs. Extra money is overrated anyway. Who really needs it when you can be working hard and showing everyone how tough and macho you are?
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Old 03-10-2019, 12:21 PM
 
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Remember: Unpaid overtime = corporate welfare.

You just found out in a more obvious way.
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