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Piece Rate Employees Must be Paid for All Time

In Gonzalez v. Downtown LA Motors, the court ruled that an employer may not conclude that an employee was paid at least minimum wage for all hours worked in a pay period if the employee's piece-rate earnings for that period divided by the number of hours in that period worked equals at least the California minimum wage of $8 an hour - at least where the employer directed the employee to also do non-piece-rate tasks.

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