I am in the auto sales industry

At out dealership they pay the salepeople minimum wage for their hours and then whatever commissions they earn for that week are taken to cover the minimum wage, however if you do not earn enough commisssions they carry that over and take the reimbursement for the minimum wage out of next weeks check, is that legal? I thought they had to pay you minimum wage, regardless of whether you make enough commissions to cover it or not

1 answer  |  asked Jul 27, 2010 10:16 AM [EST]  |  applies to Ohio

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Bruce Elfvin
Your understanding is generally correct and an employer would have problems defending this counting of money outside a pay period against the minimum wage. The difficulty will come on how often it happens and do you want to take action. Every day events from 3 years ago disappear unless you have already filed in Court. You may have to see an employment attorney near you to discuss this.

You can select one near you at www.oelasmart.net/directory

posted by Bruce Elfvin  |  Jul 27, 2010 5:25 PM [EST]

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