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Old 06-17-2019, 10:22 PM
 
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I'm paid to travel to and from the job site.
Ok so now I'm confused. If you are paid to travel back and forth why don't you just drive home instead of staying? Now it seems like you are staying in the hotel for convenience. That changes things.
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Old 06-18-2019, 06:30 AM
 
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You should get paid while your employer obligates you to stay on property.

Unless you get paid a commission, or something lucrative ,that is not hourly.

It may make more sense if the employer has non essential staff working remote?

Being put in a situation like this should get some compensation.

Can you bring the family on your weekend? Are the weekends your off day?
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Old 06-18-2019, 06:44 AM
 
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Every state has their own rules regarding labor and when you are on or off the clock. This much I know: if you worked for me and I required you to be available at the hotel, you would be paid 16 hours for Saturday and Sunday. Unless there is a legal loophole involved here, you are being taken advantage of big time.

And you'd probably go out of business paying all that time and a half for no work in return. If you're going to pay 16 hours you might as well assign 16 hours of work and dispense with the "on call" business.
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Old 06-18-2019, 06:47 AM
 
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An hourly employee not paid for travel time to and from the job site from home base? Are you sure that is ok per CA labor law? They are pretty liberal when it comes to this stuff.

They aren't requiring him to travel. That would be at his option.
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Old 06-18-2019, 06:48 AM
 
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Law states a min wage required to pay employees.

Does everyone make min wage, or do some people (most) make more?

I must be above the law because I don't make min wage, I make more.

Plus, you're in Texas not Cali so irreverent to the discussion....

Look up the definition of "minimum". The law doesn't require you to be paid exactly minimum wage but sets that as the minimum you can be paid. Paying more does not violate the law.
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Old 06-18-2019, 07:34 AM
 
Location: Tennessee
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If they can't get the OP home reliably on the weekend, they need to provide some form of additional compensation - comp time, extra pay, additional meal per diem, etc.
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Old 06-18-2019, 10:47 AM
 
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If you're keeping me away from my wife for a week straight I'd expect them to at least fly her out on the weekend for a conjugal visit.

Personally I'd be expecting 48hrs worth of compensation for such a weekend and would be looking for another job.
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Old 06-18-2019, 11:14 AM
 
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Ok so now I'm confused. If you are paid to travel back and forth why don't you just drive home instead of staying? Now it seems like you are staying in the hotel for convenience. That changes things.
This is where things were really unclear before because in discussion it was stated that they didn't want us to drive back and forth but it was really an official rule. So maybe we could technically against their wishes.
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Old 06-18-2019, 11:21 AM
 
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This is where things were really unclear before because in discussion it was stated that they didn't want us to drive back and forth but it was really an official rule. So maybe we could technically against their wishes.
How long of a drive is it from the common labor sites back home? Does it vary?
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Old 06-18-2019, 11:26 AM
 
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How long of a drive is it from the common labor sites back home? Does it vary?
It does vary and some times only an hour or two. I just Google mapped the distance from this location and it's longer than I thought. Probably 7.5 hour drive with traffic.
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