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    I have filed a complaint against my employer for failure to pay me the legal minimum wage. I was an in-home salesman for a very large home improvement retailer, and they put me in some seriously dire financial straits. The amount of shorted pay that I claimed was only around $1500, but as the law states, I should be entitled to that amount, plus an amount twice that much, plus interest. So, the woman from the Industrial Commission left me a message today, informing me that they have made an offer to settle. She did not reveal the amount in the message, but I want to be sure I know what I am doing when I return her call. I am strongly against agreeing to even a penny less than what I am entitled to, but I also want to be sure that I don't end up coming away with nothing. Can anyone enlighten me on the risks I may be taking if I demand the full amount? Is there any way that I can end up with nothing?

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    What is an "in-home" salesman? Does that mean you are working in your employer's store? It is not a term used in labor law.

    Were you paid minimum wage? Were you paid overtime? Those are both statutory requirements. I am not saying payments beyond statutory requirements are not recoverable, but we are talking different laws. And I do not know AZ law in that area.
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