Ray, a resident apartment manager at a 16-unit complex,
is scheduled to maintain office hours from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
every day. During this time he is to be in the office and
available to tenants. Ray is compensated with a "rent
free" apartment with a valid written agreement counting
$351.20 against the employers minimum wage requirement. Is
there a minimum wage violation?
Rational: The time spent
in the office, or in other words time where the employee is
"subject to the control of the employer," adds up
to 6-hours a day or 30-hours a week. Thus, Ray is only making
$2.72 an hour for all hours spent "subject to the control
of the employer."