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It is legal to deduct money from a salesperson’s commission under certain conditions, such as the employee
has authorized such a deduction in writing, and the deduction authorization is clear and specific enough to where a reasonable employee could be expected to know how much the deduction might be if the condition for the deduction arises. This is in accordance with the Fair Labor Standards Act and Texas payday law. There is a 2 year statute of limitations on wage claims and this is a wage claim as commissions are considered wages.
If he is taking wages from you more than 2 years old and/or you have not given written authorization, then you need to file a complaint with the Texas Workforce Commission or the US Department of Labor
for a wage claim.
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