People should get the maximum amount of electrical appliances for their use, a federal judge has ruled.
The Federal Circuit Court in Washington has ruled that it is illegal to charge a business for more than the minimum amount of appliances it can supply without harming the business.
The ruling applies to businesses with at least five employees.
In a unanimous ruling on Monday, Circuit Judge Michael Schoening ruled that charging customers more than their own electricity usage is a violation of the law and a breach of contract.
Schoening said that charging a business more than its electricity usage can be done with the following exceptions:The court ruled that if a business has five employees, it can charge its employees an hourly rate of $8.70 per hour, and it can offer the employee an annual bonus of $2,000.
The maximum hourly rate for a small business with five employees is $22.40.
For a larger business with more than five employees that charges its employees at least $8 an hour, the maximum hourly charge is $30.80.
If the business has 10 employees or more, the hourly rate is $42.80 per hour.
The court also ruled that a business can charge a customer for all or part of the electricity used to generate the business’s electricity.
That charge is a fee for which the business can’t recover the difference between the electricity it uses and the customer’s electricity use.
The federal law requires that a utility charge customers at least 50% of the utility’s retail electricity use, or at least 60% of their total electricity use for the year.
That means a business with one employee can’t charge a person more than half the utility use.
Schofingen said that he had previously ruled that the law required utilities to recover the total amount they charge customers, but he had found that that did not follow the spirit of the statute.
He said he was concerned that the court had “turned the rule on its head” by holding that a company could charge customers for electricity used by a third party, even if that electricity was not the customer itself.
He noted that the statute did not specifically say that a third-party company must reimburse a customer if it charges them more than they used, but it did provide that the third party can “impose any amount of charges, including but not limited to charges for service, installation, or maintenance.”
Schofings opinion also noted that he did not find that the legislature intended the language in the law to prevent the government from charging a third person for electric usage that was not its own.
Schoening also ruled against a business that charged its employees a fee if they used more than 30% of its electricity, but did not allow the employer to recover that fee from the employees.