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    My employer posted a note stating no one is to have any time off. If anyone has time off, they must make up the hours that week or 5% commission will be deducted from their paycheck. I don't get paid hourly. I recieve 50% commission from my work. I only work 10 hours a week. I am a stay home Mom and would have a hard time making up the hours. Is this legal?

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    It is legal to say that there is no time off. It is legal to say that if you take time off you must make up the time. But I'll let Patty or DAW address the question of the deduction from commission.

    Of course, the easy way to solve the problem is to work all your scheduled hours.
    The above answer, whatever it is, assumes that no legally binding and enforceable contract or CBA says otherwise. If it does, then the terms of the contract or CBA apply.

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      I need time off to go to a wake and funeral. Can they deduct 5% for that? Do I have to make up my hours still?
      Last edited by vaprilfools; 09-25-2006, 09:36 AM.

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        They can require you to make up the time. Nothing in the law guarantees you protected time off for wakes or funerals. Especially where you only work 10 hours a week, they have no legal obligation to allow you time off without having to follow company policy because it's a funeral. You can be disciplined or fired for taking time off without permission or without making it up.

        But, as I said, one of the payroll experts will have to address the commission question.
        The above answer, whatever it is, assumes that no legally binding and enforceable contract or CBA says otherwise. If it does, then the terms of the contract or CBA apply.

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