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Commission

Mikebakst

Junior Member
#1
I work for a company that wants to start commission. They want to give me 6%. My understanding is if I make lets say $28,700 in 2 weeks and I take the 6% then the hours I work and any overtime come out of the 6% and the difference is my commission. Is that legal
 
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LdiJ

Senior Member
#2
I work for a company that wants to start commission. They want to give me 6. My understanding is if I make lets say $28,700 in 2 weeks and I take the 6 then the hours I work and any overtime come out of the 6 and the difference is my commission. Is that legal
It sounds like they are giving you guaranteed money by giving you a draw against your commission, including overtime. That is perfectly legal.
 

FlyingRon

Senior Member
#4
It's not YOUR money, it's their money. Yes they can use commissions to offset you salary. If you work outside sales, you may be exempt from overtime anyhow.
 

Mikebakst

Junior Member
#5
i Get guaranteed hourly and overtime. The gross I bring in in 2 weeks I get 6% of that and then they take my hourly and any overtime I work and the difference is commission. Is that legal
 
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LdiJ

Senior Member
#6
i Get guaranteed hourly and overtime. The gross I bring in in 2 weeks I get 6% of that and then they take my hourly and any overtime I work and the difference is commission. Is that legal
Yes, that is absolutely legal and VERY normal.