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If the employer holds a meeting and it is work related, the employee must be paid for it
I assume of course that you are a non exempt employee
meaning that you are paid overtime for overtime hours
They consider me a commision employee. I get paid for what I do while making deliveries, not for the hours it takes me.
then being paid for a meeting is something you need to negotiate
they should be paying you for time in which you cannot earn money at all by commission
so there should be a commission component and an hourly component
but this needs to be negotiated
I wish you best of luck
and a nice sunday
can they punish me if i do not attend
they could even terminate
so I would not skip it
I would attend and negotiate compensation for such hours
but they have to compensate?
Yes since those hours are not generating commission
You want to reach out and negotiate
if related to commission generation
such as training
then they do not
but can still ask for it
as a commission worker, there will be hours spent towards a commission
but if the time is unrelated, then you need to be paid for it
so if i were to tell them that there is an issue with them holding these meetings and not paying us for them i would be correct in my statement
is the meeting concerning work you are doing for commission generation?
If yes, separate pay can be asked, but not legally required
if no, it can be asked and required.
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how about a safety call that is held about three hours after my shift has ended
typically around my dinner time
That is not connected to commission making, correct?
that is a more general meeting
and that should be paid for
that is how you should assess the time
I would ask for it rather than demand
and see if you can get other to join you
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