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  • Salary and Commission - Sales Comp. Package New York

    I was told by a possible employer that it is a violation of Federal Law to have a guaranteed base salary and a commission based on sales/profit over and above the base.
    Is there any validity to this statement?

  • #2
    The employer has been smoking something.

    Ask for a copy of the law.

    Paying a base plus commission is common and legal under federal and state laws.
    Senior Professional in Human Resources and Certified Staffing Professional with over 30 years experience. Any advice provided is based upon experience and education, but does not constitute legal advice.


    • #3
      Agreed. Federal and state wage laws talk about the minimum amount an employee can be paid, not the maximum.
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