Can my supervisor demand that we pay a 2-4% fee if we fail to meet a daily sales quota?

I am a licensed master cosmetologist. I am employed as a salon manager in a chain salon for a large corporation. As a means to raise sales in our products line, my Regional Supervisor instructed me to implement a new salon policy of selling 2 products a day when providing a service. If the quota is not met the

Asked on June 5, 2017 under Employment Labor Law, Georgia


SJZ, Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 3 years ago | Contributor

It is legal: employers have considerable discretion in setting the terms and conditions of work, and can require employees to meet certain goals or quotas or else have a penalty. You and the other employees have notice of the policy: if you do not wish to participate, you can seek other employment (that's part of what "employment at will" means: employees who do not like a policy or practice have the right to not work there); or if you continue working there despite notice of the policy, you will be held to have consented or agreed to it.

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