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Can an employer force a manager to clock in at minimum wage in the middle of a shift?

They are calling it dual-wage.

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Dual wage if you have dual (completely separate) duties ... it's not uncommon.

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although, I don't know if I have ever heard of it being forced. Ususally that is negotiated when you get hired to do either job.

Like for instance: a backhoe operators would make one wage .. and a truck driver would make another wage. Two completely different jobs, with completely different workmans compensation rates, responsibilities and risk. One may get more pay than the other.

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Well, we hire cooks, servers, and delivery drivers for the restaurant. If they do well and are willing, we train them to be managers. Then, they get a pay increase. Now, all of a sudden, upper-management wants shift-managers to clock out, then, clock back in at minimum wage when the General Manager is on the clock. So, a shift-manager would clock in at shift-manager wage until the General Manager arrives. Then, clock in at minimum wage while the General Manager is there. When the General Manager leaves, they would clock back in as a Shift-Manager.
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Hmmm .. THAT I have never heard of. If you are a Manager, your job as manager is not deminished while this General Manager is on site. Your duties remain the same, therefore so should your pay. This pay adjustment doesn't make sense.

.. and I see why you are perplexed. Your best bet would be to contact your local labour board about how this wage pendulum works. Something just sounds funky to me.
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Me too.
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I am not sure, but that does not sound legal, and I suggest the manager consult a lawyer quickly before it goes too far.

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True managers dont clock in. They are salary. If you still make an hourly wage then you arent really a manager and need to do as your employer states. True managers (on salary) also work whenever they are told and can end up working a lot longer hours as they are salaried employees.

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That's not neccessarily so ... Even managers can get paid an hourly wage. Depends on the agreement between employer and manager.
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No, you have one wage, unless it's overtime pay.

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