I work in retail sales. We are paid commission on a few items in the store, not all items just a few. These commissions they call sales incentives (SI's) they range from $1.00 to maybe $15.00. These SI's make up a very small part of our wages. My question is can my employer pay me less than minimum wage as a base rate as we get these SI's? I have noticed if I don't make enough in SI's they will cover the difference until my average hourly is up to the min wage. so they hold these SI's as being accountable for the difference between my base pay and current minimum wage.