My daughter has worked as a commissioned only sales representative for a hair care product kiosk at a local mall for 6 years. She now become a business partner in the business. The company has a verbal policy if an employee shows up late for their scheduled shift the company will deduct $100.00 from the employee's earned commission because of the employee's untimely bad behavior. Also, $25.00 for using their cell phone while working. Basically, they call it a fine or ticket. The mall management administration also imposes a fines to the kiosk owner's if they fail to have their business open and ready for customers when the mall opens which happens when employee's show up late. My daughter now wants to put this policy in writing rather than being verbal. I have written a policy for her which is clear and concise. Signing and agreeing to the policy is voluntary. However, if the employee is in disagreement and will not sign the employee will be considered self terminating. Is it legal or illegal for an employer to have a policy as mentioned which imposes a fine and taking the a deduction from an employee's earned commission for the bad behavior for those employee's who have signed and agreed to the policy?
I can also provide a copy of the policy I have written for review if necessary.
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