Wage & Overtime


Outten & Golden has a successful track record of securing the lawful wages of commission employees.* Employers often fail to correctly pay their commission employees pursuant to federal and state wage and hour laws. Outten & Golden attorneys represent these employees to successfully recover wages owed to them under the law.

Under federal wage and hour law, employees who receive commissions as a regular part of their pay still must be paid minimum wage. Commission employees must receive overtime pay for hours worked over 40 in a workweek at a rate of at least one and one-half times their regular rate of pay. Difficult legal questions abound, including what constitutes the “regular rate of pay,” if commissions are calculated in that analysis, and what exemptions might apply. Because these legal questions are complex and involve heavy fact analysis, Outten & Golden's wage and hour litigators' experience in this area is valuable to the successful prosecution of these class action claims.

(*Prior results do not guarantee a similar outcome.)

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