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piece rate

[′pēs ‚rāt]
(industrial engineering)
Wages paid per unit of production.
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This suggests that the presence of a tangible noncash incentive affects task attractiveness and that the magnitude of the effect depends on whether the piece-rate bonus is present.
8220;We had several customers who told us they pay some workers by the piece-rate, but ezPaycheck didn't facilitate that easily, so we added some features that simplify that process.
Furthermore, urban firms are less likely to use piece-rate wages and more likely to reward workers with team- or company-based schemes.
In "Improving timely childhood immunizations through pay for performance in Medicaid managed care," Alyna Chien, Zhonghe Li, and Meredith Rosenthal (2010) demonstrate that piece-rate pay-for-performance schemes avoid these two problems of weak incentives and risk selection.
Our current cost trajectory is unsustainable, with piece-rate payment incentives, a fragmented provider and insurance market, and no widespread application of best practice or evidence-based care.
Further, workers are often paid piece-rate, which provides an incentive to work at a high speed and to skip recommended breaks.
Using data on workers installing windshield in cars, Lazear (2000) shows that productivity increases by 44 percent when piece-rate pay is introduced.
Question: Does the Oregon minimum wage apply to workers paid on commission or on a piece-rate basis?
A nicotine-stained ceiling weighs on her piece-rate heart; Dawn dreams of Darlington, the fire-door ajar.
During this period, a number of important documents were issued, including Decision Concerning Problems of the Acceleration of Industrial Development; The Circular Concerning the Implementation of the Bonus and Piece-rate Wage System; The Regulation of Profit Retention in State-owned Enterprises; The Provisional Regulation of a Fixed-Asset Tax in State-owned Enterprises; The Regulation of an Increase in the Depreciation Rate and Improvement in the Use of Depreciation Fees in State-owned Enterprises; and The Provisional Regulation concerning the Use of Bank Loans for the Total Amount of Working Capital in State-owned Enterprises.
Freeman and Kleiner examine the case of a large American shoe manufacturer that had traditionally used a piece-rate compensation policy for most of its shop floor employees.
Important changes to the rules governing the National Minimum Wage will mean workers paid by piece-rate, as well as those paid by time-rate, will now be included in the system.