My husband and I are Resident Apartment Managers for an 18 unit building. Although the average going rent for a 2 + 2 in the building is $1343.34, our apartment is being valued at $1400 and we are receiving $800. We are currently paying $600 in rent. We signed a Manager’s Agreement that states our rent, security deposit of $1400, and duties. It does not say that the credit is "being applied toward minimum wage." Does this void the agreement?
*Does being charged rent go against Industrial Welfare Commission order No. 5-2001, 10. Meals and Lodging, (E) which states: If, as a condition of employment, the employee must live at the place of employment or occupy quarters owned or under the control of the employer, then the employer may not charge rent in excess of the values listed herein?
In addition to our basic managerial duties, we are also expected to perform basic maintenance and cleaning of grounds and are not compensated in addition to our rent credit.
*If we are required to be on-call and respond to tenant issues 24 hours a day, would a 9-5 schedule constitute a 40 hr work week compensated at a minimum of $6.75 per hour, and all other time (with the exception of sleeping) be considered overtime?
*Is a security deposit for lodging legal?
*I read that "the most an employee can work receiving lodging alone as compensation is 12-hours a week". Is this thrue and where can I find it on the Ca.gov website?