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How much should i get paid

I work full-time as a rv, trailer tech
for 5 years. I buy all my tools myself.
I get no medical insurance and no
benefits at all. I make 15hr. No flat
rate. I pretty much work on my own with
no to little help and iam the only one
with certifications. I’m an overall a
good employee and never have any
complaints against me and no returns.
How much should I be making an hr?.

Asked on June 14, 2016 under Employment Labor Law, California

Answers:

M.D., Member, California and New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 5 years ago | Contributor

The only law regarding how much an employee should get paid an hour is the minimum wage law. In CA, the current minimum hourly rate is $10. Therefore, so long as that wage is being met, and it is since your are making $15 per hour, your employer is breaking no laws. That is as long as your current pay rate does not violate any applicable employment contract or union agreement. Also, your treatment must not constitute some form of legally actionable discrimination (which you did not indicate). The fact is that most employment is "at will" which means that an employer can set the terms and conditions of employment much as it sees fit. Also, if you are a non-exempt employee, you are entitled to overtime pay for any hours worked over 40 in a work week or 8 hours in a work day.


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