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piecework,

work for which the laborer is paid on the basis of the amount of work done. The system is best adapted to standardized operations in which quantity is preferred to quality. Its advocates maintain that it pays the worker according to his ability. Its opponents argue that it tends to pay the best worker what he would receive on a time basis, while other workers receive less than they would by the hour and that it forces the pace of work. In the United States the 1949 amendment to the Fair Labor Standards ActFair Labor Standards Act
or Wages and Hours Act,
passed by the U.S. Congress in 1938 to establish minimum living standards for workers engaged directly or indirectly in interstate commerce, including those involved in production of goods bound for such commerce.
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 in effect required that pieceworkers be paid at least the minimum wage.

piecework

[′pēs‚wərk]
(industrial engineering)
Work paid for in accordance with the amount done rather than the hours taken.

piecework

work paid for according to the quantity produced
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In this paper, piecework is defined as home based handcraft such as fashion designing, blanket making and stitching garments by self-employed women for local marketing.
The felting of two or more layers presaged the layering in applique tifaifai, and the application of geometric and plant designs (some of which were copied from European cloth in the late eighteenth century) would later be echoed in geometric shapes in piecework tifaifai and plant motifs in applique tifaifai.
Most of us were on piecework and, as long as the work stayed up to standard and the orders were completed on time, there were no problems.
She uses Pet Tiger, a payroll-oriented product from Orange Software, to collect data on hourly and piecework workers in the field.
At night she's so exhausted that she can barely manage to complete the piecework she has taken on in order to earn some money.
NutriSystem call center workers are paid a "flat rate" for every order they take and argued that their pay should be considered "piecework," comparing it to factory work.
The exhibition area has been expanded to 75,000sqm, and will be divided into several pavilions such as, the foundry, surface, primary, welding and joining, solar, piecework coating and magnesium.
The exhibition area has been enlarged to 75,000 sqm, and will be divided into several pavilions such as, the foundry, surface, primary, welding & joining, solar, piecework coating and magnesium.
The younger generation of the Patel caste added a new form of distinction in labour deployment in the form of "piecework".
Since the late 1960s, the geometric piecework quilts made by the Amish have been much sought after by art collectors and art museums.
Urologists are working harder to make ends meet and, therefore, in our piecework payment system we are either actively discouraging competition or are sucking out the lifeblood of any new urologist trying to set up a practice in our area.
Then the Government decided it wanted more information about how the money was spent and piecework was introduced.