If you work commission only should you be paid for attending mandatory meetings that are scheduled before the store is even open?

So there is no chance of even making money.

Asked on September 17, 2012 under Employment Labor Law, Illinois


MD, Member, California Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 8 years ago | Contributor

You should be paid for your time attending meetings because this is time on the clock.  However, the issue will be how it is quantified (minimum wage, more?) because you are commission only.  I would check with the Illinois Department of Labor on specific decisions or rules it may have in place regarding this issue.

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