While many workers get paid on an hourly basis, certainly not all do. One alternative pay arrangement is getting paid by the day. On our law firm’s page on day rate work, we touch on some of the industries where this type of pay arrangement is common.
An important thing to know is that, just because a worker is paid by the day rather than the hour does not mean they don’t have wage rights. These workers enjoy wage protections as well, such as certain overtime protections.
One thing that can be challenging regarding overtime and day rate work is that it can sometimes be less immediately clear to a worker what constitutes an overtime violation and when an employer’s actions cross the line when it comes to overtime law.
This can leave a day rate worker confused about their rights. When experiencing confusion regarding whether or not their employer’s wage practices are legal, a day rate worker may be tempted to take a wait-and-see approach to the situation.
However, by staying unclear on their wage rights, a day rate worker could be settling for less pay than they are entitled to. Also, waiting too long to challenge suspect wage practices by an employer could make challenging such practices more difficult.
Thus, when a day rate worker is unclear on whether their employer is violating their overtime rights or other wage rights, it can be important for them to promptly get information on their rights and advice on their situation from an experienced employment law attorney. Our firm has significant experience in wage and hour cases. We are committed to helping workers, whatever their particular pay arrangement, fight for their wage rights.