Maryland  |  Employment Law

Legal Question

Asked on: 3/24/13, 8:59 pm

I work as a sales associate for a cellphone retailer. I receive 10 percent commission on the gross profit of every sale I make, and 8 dollars per hour. The owner of the retailer has been charging me money out of my paychecks whenever we do not receive commission on a sales contract due to someone not paying their bill, or if someone leaves the company in during contract. We signed a waiver when we were hired stating that we could lose the commission on any sale we make due to a contract default in the first 6 months of the contract. We did not sign anything stating he could charge us more than the commission we made on the sale, and he has been for some time. Is this legal? I also work many weeks over 40 hours and he has told me that he does not have to pay overtime if I make any commission. Is this true as well? Thanks!

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