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What state are you in? Do you do in-house sales, working at a set location for the employer? Or do you spend your days going to different locations?
No, that's not legal. Federal law allows employers to avoid paying OUTSIDE sales employees minimum wage for all hours works. There is no such exemption for inside sales employees. If you're getting paid a base of $50/day, you're under federal minimum wage requirements for a 35 hour work week, and that's illegal (unless that's 5 hours a day, 7 days a week).
California's exemption to the $10/hour minimum wage law is also for outside sales persons only. You have to be paid at least $10/hour and commissions would be on top of that. If your employer is paying less than that, you can report them to the Department of Labor.
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