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Fishing deckhands do not have to be paid minimum wage or overtime. Employees of a floating processor, who work within the threemile limit or for a shorebased processor must be paid minimum wage and overtime. Deckhands on a floating processor must be paid minimum wage, but are exempt from the overtime law.
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