I've been trying to find this answer for a minute, my question is in Texas is it illegal for my employer to pay two separate wages on the same stub? Example I have a CDL Class A they're giving me one wage while driving the CDL Vehicles then ask me to work another day not on the required CDL license truck and pay me a lower wage driving the other vehicle. Is that legal or illegal in Texas
First, Texas law requires the employer to give a written earnings statement to any employee which reports the rate of pay, the total amount of pay, deductions, and hours worked if the job is paid at an hourly rate. The law also says that an earnings statement may be in any form determined by the employer. Second, there is no law requiring there to be a single earnings statement or a combined statement, in case a person is paid at different rates, the requirement is simply that the information must be provided. It is legal to hire a person to work at different rates, as long as they have some mechanism for tracking what a person is doing. It is required that they pay you a different rate for working more than a certain number of hours, which will therefore be reflected in the earnings statement.
Yes. Very legal. As a bartender I get paid 5 dollars an hour in Texas. As a server, I got paid 2.14 an hour. When I was shift manager, I got paid 15 dollars an hour. I could, and often did all 3 of those roles in one pay period, hell even one day. Different roles, different training, different certifications. Only area I see something being illegal is if it’s discriminatory based on a demographic, class or group as opposed to a certification or qualification. Like if a bilingual call center employee got paid less for the hours they were on the phone with Spanish got got paid higher when helping English speaking customers, then that would be egregiously illegal.