Unpaid commission wages often plague commission-based employees, as employers frequently neglect to comply with federal and state wage and hour laws. Our attorneys at Outten & Golden strive to advocate for these employees, securing the compensation rightfully owed to them under the law.
Even when commission forms a regular component of their earnings, employees are still entitled to a minimum wage under federal wage and hour law. Furthermore, commission employees are required to receive overtime pay for hours exceeding 40 in a workweek, at a rate not less than one and one-half times their regular rate of pay. However, defining the "regular rate of pay," determining the role of commissions in its calculation, and identifying applicable exemptions, present intricate legal challenges. Given the complex nature of these issues and the depth of factual analysis required, the expertise of Outten & Golden's wage and hour litigators proves instrumental in successfully litigating these class action claims.
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