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    i work for a salon and strictly make commission. recently my employer decided he would require all employees to clock in and if we don't he will take those hours out of our personal time. is this legal? we are also required to stay even if we are not booked. i'm just confused about the laws when it comes to commission pay.

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    Yes the employer can require the worker to punch in and out, in case he has to pay the overtime, he needs to know how many hrs you have worked...

    Here is some information on commission pay.
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    • #3
      And, if you are required to stay when you have no clients, those hours are compensable as hours "worked" because you have been "engaged to wait".

      Since you are paid on commission only, though, this really comes into play only when determining the regular rate of pay for compliance with minimum wage laws and calculation of overtime premium, if necessary.

      You are an employee, not an independent contractor, right?
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      • #4
        I am in a similar situation. I also work in a salon and get paid commission only. I am new to the business therefore I do not see many clients or make much money. I was just wondering what the law entails when it comes to a commission-only job and minimum wage.


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          Sarah303 - would you please start your own new thread - you added to another poster's thread. Thanks.
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