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    on a commission base job, is it leagal to force someone to work their day off with out any OT compensation?

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    Maybe. Let's start at the beginning:
    - What do you sell?
    - Where/how do you sell it?

    Federal law (FLSA) makes distinctions.
    - Employees who sell product outside of their employer's premises (Outside Sales) are under very different rules then those who sell product at their employer's premises (Inside Sales).
    - Then even for Inside Sales, people whose employers fall under the Retail/Service Establishment exception are under different rules then say people who sell stuff over the phone or internet.
    - And sometimes the industry makes a difference. For example, selling cars from a lot falls under the Auto Dealer exception, while selling say furniture from a store has no such exception.
    "Reality is that which, when you stop believing in it, doesn't go away".
    Philip K. **** (1928-1982)

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