Can an employer require commission only employees to give a set schedule of work hours?
Question Details: I work on a commission only basis for sales from home. Is it legal for my employer to require me to provide a set schedule of work hours that I must complete every day? They let me choose the hours but then I cannot change the hours on a day by day basis. Can they do that without paying hourly?
Yes, they can do this. Employer's control when work is done. An employer's ability to require employees to work a set schedule is in no way dependent on how the employee is paid--for example, salaried employees can be required to work a set or fixed schedule. The employer cannot debit your pay (e.g. reduce commision) for not working when they want you to work; on the other hand, since you would be violating your employer's instructions, you could be suspended, demoted, or terminated.
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