Can a 100 commision salesperson be required to attend meetings without any compensation?

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Can a 100 commision salesperson be required to attend meetings without any compensation?

I work in Georgia. I am paid solely on commision alone. We are required to attend -6 hour meetings every other week. There is no compensation offered for these meetings and if you are going to miss one, they require you to take 4 hours of PTO even though you worked your full work day before the meeting began.

Asked on September 13, 2017 under Employment Labor Law, Georgia

Answers:

SJZ, Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 4 years ago | Contributor

Yes, 100% commissioned employees can be required to attend meetings or do other non-remunerative duties, such as filing out sales or status reports, going to company mixers or socials, or even helping out with general administrative tasks. There is no legal bar on being required to do work for which you are not commissioned.


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