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  • Pay by sales commissions

    Can a employer pay based on sales commission and at the same time order to the employee to do other jobs not related with sales ?

    This is a shoe store. The employee works a total of 38 hours, 30 hours doing inside sales and 8 hours stocking or cleaning the store. As a result the average per worked hours drops.

    If this is legal, is this Ethical ?

  • #2
    Sales Plus Other Responsibilities

    This is a common practice. As far as legality is concerned, it is only legal if your wage, post commissions, is equal to at least the minimum wage.
    Lillian Connell

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    • #3
      Temporary workplace

      I install shower doors all over the city. I drive my personal car from my home to a parking lot to pickup a truck owened by my employer. Then I drive the truck from the parking lot to a temporay workplace. It takes an average of one hour. After the job is finished I drive back to the parking lot, take my own transportation and go home.
      I must be at the temporary workplace at 8:00 am and get off at 5:00 pm to complete 8 hours . QUESTION ? Is the time spent from the parking lot to the temporary workplace and vice-versa a personal commute expense meaning that this time is not included as work ?


      • #4
        Work Time

        It is if you are required to use the company pick-up truck. If the company were to let you drive the pick-up truck from your home to the temporary worksite and then back again, it would not be considered work time.
        Lillian Connell

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