Skip to main content

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

Example

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: $13.50

This means that a difference of $3.50 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.

Laws and regulations

Help us improve our website

Was the information on this page helpful to you?
Évitez d’inscrire vos coordonnées personnelles puisque que vous ne recevrez aucune réponse.