Does an employer have to pay an employee a base wage to work for them?

I hired into a job and then found out its a 24/7 on call job and not much work has come of it.

Asked on September 12, 2012 under Employment Labor Law, Michigan


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Answered 8 years ago | Contributor

Under the laws of all states in this country the rate of wages is negotiable between the employer and the employee. In essence, the employer is required to pay an employee at least minimum wage for each hour worked. There is no requirement for a base wage to be paid in this country with the exception of minimum amount per hour. 

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