Automotive service technicians sued their employer based on the way they were paid. The employer contended the tech were paid legally because they made sure the techs were never paid less than minimum wage, when their hourly pay was averaged against what they received from piece rate work. On March 6, 2013, the state Second District Court of Appeals sided with the employees – that employer’s can’t use averaging to determine minimum wage was paid for all hours. The question is whether each hour was compensated with at least minimum wage without averaging. Gonzalez v. Downtown LA Motors (CA 2/2 B235292)
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