Commission/draw job - does employer have to pay minimum wage for training if you don't make it out of training or make sales?

Asked about 1 year ago - Arvada, CO

Does an employer have an obligation to pay an (ex)employee who accepted a commission job and only lasted a week on the job and had only one sale and thus a minimal commission? There was a training period of a few days and then 3 selling days of about 40 hours total. Is the employer obligated to pay minimum wage for that time if there were no sales and thus no commissions?

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  1. Christopher Daniel Leroi

    Contributor Level 20

    Answered . If it was a commission based job, it is likely that you signed a contract setting forth the rate or percentage of compensation and the terms and conditions of the contract. I would have an attorney review the contract.

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