do they have too pay me something ?

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do they have too pay me something ?

i work as a manager / supper for a rooming house . i get free rent
only .. no contract ,, is there a law that says they must pay me
something ?? thanks for any help ..

Asked on October 11, 2016 under Employment Labor Law, New Jersey

Answers:

SJZ, Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 5 years ago | Contributor

Free rent can be the only compensation you get, so long as the value of the free rent at least equals or exceeds what you would earn at minimum wage for the number of weekly hours you work. You can figure that out by determining the monthly rent for a similar unit; dividing by 4, to get weekly rent (approximate); then dividing that number by the number of hours you actually work (not merely are "on call"). If the effectively hourly wage or rate is at least minimu.m wage, this is legal; if less than minimum, they may have to pay you something, too.


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