Can you be put to work without knowing what you are to be paid?

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Can you be put to work without knowing what you are to be paid?

I went to an interview yesterday and at this interview the employer asked me if I

could work today. I said yes and I was put straight to work. I was never told if

I was getting benefits, salary, hourly, anything. I was never told to fill out

paperwork or anything. I’m working supposedly 55 hours a week without any

knowledge if I’m getting overtime at all either. I don’t mind working, I just want to know. So I’m here asking if this is legal or not? I found it weird and I don’t like not knowing how much I am getting paid.

Asked on October 17, 2018 under Employment Labor Law, Texas

Answers:

SJZ, Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 3 years ago | Contributor

It's legal if you agreed to start working before being told: you could, of course, have refused to work without having those questions answered, but since you agreed to work without knowing your compensation, they can pay you any legal amount (anything more than minimum wage) they choose.


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