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Piece work wage

Workers who are paid by the piece must always be paid at least the minimum wage for the work they do.

What is a piece work wage?

A worker who is paid by the piece is paid an amount for each piece produced.

Calculate the piecework wage


John works 8 hours a day as a clothing presser. He is paid by the piece. Each item of clothing pressed is associated with an amount.

In a single day, John pressed 80 items of clothing x $1 per piece.

$80 ÷ 8 hours = $10/hour

Minimum wage: $14.25

This means that a difference of $4.25 per hour worked must be made up to ensure that he is paid at least the equivalent of the minimum wage. The difference is paid by the employer.

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