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    Can an employer require you as a commission only sales rep to attend several meetings a day/week and with little or no notice without some type of compensation? It is an outside sales position without any type of vehicle reimbursment. Also, in these meetings there are occasionally general labor activities such as stuffing envelopes that do not directly benefit the sales rep. It would seem to me that if you are going to make requirements for a rep to be in the office, then there should be some type of compensation. (I'm fairly new to the corp sales gig) Thanks for any help!

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    Outside sales reps are exempt from the minimum wage and overtime requirements of the Fair Labor Standards Act.

    There is no requirement that such folks be paid for attending meetings.

    Stuffing envelopes could easily be part of the sales process. It is part of contacting prospects and current customers. Is it the best way for a sales rep to spend time? Maybe not.
    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.


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      The rules for Exempt Outside Sales can be found at:
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