Piece work - Not So Simple
With construction piece work, you need to consider many pros and cons between using hourly labor rates and piece work rates in the construction industry. Employers need to look at the benefits and drawbacks while ensuring that the choice they make still falls within the rules of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).
Employers must understand all aspects of piece work and minimum wage laws to remain in compliance and retain employees. Workers who find that they are not being paid properly are likely to find alternate employment or file suit against the employer.