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If an salary engineer works (say getting $50/hr for 8 hrs each day) for a public company employer on a government funded program which pays the engineer's employer ($100 / hr for 10 hrs each day), is the employer obligated to pay the salary employee for 10 hours ? (I would think so as 10 hrs is hourly and daily basis what the government granted the contract under ). Bottom line - must the employee get paid (by law) for 10 hrs if they work for 10 hrs and the employer is paid for 10 hr by the government ?

I thought that there was a law to prevent employers from mis-presenting the cost of government based programs and shorting the employee ? I am sure there is a law protecting hourly employees, but unsure about salary level employees.

Does the law protecting hourly workers, protect salary employees ?

I sometimes work with engineers from well known defense contractors and they all get some compensation for the extra hours required for field testing / construction / etc..

I am sure that government engineers get "comp-time" for extra time put in.

Is anyone here familiar with the laws governing pay to professionals for over 40 hrs work on government funded programs ?

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