Required hours

If you are an outside total commission based
employee, can your boss mandate hours and
if so how many hours?

Asked on June 21, 2016 under Employment Labor Law, Pennsylvania


SJZ, Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 4 years ago | Contributor

Yes, your employer can require that an outside, completely commission based employee must devote a certain amount of hours to working/selling, and can set essentially any number of hours they want. If you don't work as hard as they'd like, they can discontinue employing you; and if you don't want to put in as many hours as they'd like, you can seek alterate employment.

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