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piece rate

n
(Commerce) a fixed rate paid according to the quantity produced
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piece rate

n (Industry) → tariffa a cottimo
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They chose whether they would prefer to be paid for participating under a piece-rate payment system (earning money for each correct answer) or a tournament system, with the opportunity to earn a larger sum if they beat the other people in their group.
The new jobs will be piece-rate positions, meaning the workers' pay will be based on what they produce.
The Allens say the issue isn't company operating expenses - LRI spends about the same hiring these new full-time employees as it did paying for farmed-out piece-rate work to a far greater number of workers.
But regardless of the method of payment - commission, hourly wage, piece-rate, or salary - you must track all the employee's daily and weekly work hours, and if his earnings for the pay period don't average at least minimum wage, you must boost the pay to at least that level.
Even employees paid on a piece-rate generally must receive overtime pay when they work more than 40 hours in a workweek.
You could argue that you have an agreement to pay a wage that varies depending on the quality or quantity of work, but since you didn't set a piece-rate or other benchmarks for determining the wage, it's unlikely a court would buy that argument.
Pursuant to California Labor Code Section 226(a), employers are required to provide employees with a paystub or itemized wage statement showing the following information: Gross wages earned; total hours worked; the number of piece-rate units earned and any applicable piece rate if the employee is paid on a piece rate basis; all deductions; net wages earned; the inclusive dates of the period for which the employee is paid; the name of the employee and the last four digits of his or her social security number ; the name and address of the legal entity that is the employer ; applicable hourly rates in effect during the pay period and the corresponding number of hours worked at each hourly rate by the employee.
Goldin (1986), Brown (1990), Heywood, Siebert, and Wei (1997), Heywood and Jirjahn (2002), and Jirjahn and Stephan (2004) provide current as well as historical evidence on the various reasons why females work more often under piece-rate schemes: piece-rates were historically used as a substitute for monitoring and women had higher turnover/shorter expected tenure; piece-rates also respond to a higher need for flexibility among women because of family constraints; they lessen the possibility of discrimination because they are based on objective performance measurement.
State-level cost charts for making payments to artisans on piece-rate basis for the conversion of raw material into semi- finished/finished goods have been prescribed by KVIC, which are required to be adhered to by the khadi institutions.
In the second condition, participants received a fixed wage plus bonus (FWB) for production up to the assigned budget (equal to 105% of each participant's average trial session performance) and a piece-rate bonus for each unit produced above the target.
The practice of matching hours worked, to piece-rate earnings to make it appear that the minimum wage is complied with, is widespread.