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Is an employer allowed to pay his/her employees ONLY commission

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Is an employer allowed to pay his/her employees ONLY commission (no base, draw, etc) if the employees are licensed health insurance agents?
Submitted: 7 years ago.
Category: Business Law
Expert:  INFOLAWYER replied 7 years ago.
It is not legal if they do not make at least minimum wage for hours worked. Employee can report it to the state labor department.
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Customer: replied 7 years ago.
Licensed real estate brokers and auto sales people are allowed to receive ONLY commission... do licensed health insurance agents fall into that same category?
Expert:  INFOLAWYER replied 7 years ago.
If at the end of the pay period they have not earned enough to cover min wage, they can pursue a complaint with the labor department. Most commission structures to avoid such problems provide for min wage and commission to be applied.
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