Contract wording

Subject: Contract wording
From: "Sean T McFerren" <bigmac68 -at- mailcity -dot- com>
To: "TECHWR-L" <TECHWR-L -at- LISTS -dot- RAYCOMM -dot- COM>
Date: Fri, 23 Jun 2000 16:52:57 -0500

I'm about to begin a new contract in which the client and I met without the aid of an agency. However, I have to use one of the client's approved agencies for payroll purposes.

I just received the contract from the agency and wanted to ask your enlightened opinions regarding the following two paragraphs:

The undersigned employee will be paid a fixed weekly salary of $xxxx. The employee will work at least 40 hours per week during each week. To the extent allowed by law, the fixed weekly salary will be reduced because of the employee's absences.

The employee will receive a cash bonus at the end of each weekly period. Said bonus will be based upon the number of hours worked by the employee in excess of 40 hours per week. The bonus will be $xx.xx per hour times the number of hours worked exceeding 40. This agreement is subject to the employee rules and regulations of xxxx.

Is there any reason for, or ramifications of, this wording as apposed to simply stating that I'll be payed x dollars per hour for all hours worked and approved by the client?

Thanks for any opinions or comments--BTW, I'm in Texas.


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