Blue Island, IL asked in Employment Law for Illinois

Q: Can my employer get away with not paying me for meeting and wait time?

I work for a company where I install security alarms. I get paid for installation and am expected to upsell for which I would receive a commission. I also get paid mileage for my personal vehicle. However, I get nothing for the mandatory morning meetings, nothing for doing inventory and when sent out for an install, if they decide against it or they never show up, I receive nothing for my time. Is this legal?

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Kyle Anderson
Kyle Anderson
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A: Hi, more facts are needed to fully evaluate your employment situation. Are you paid hourly? Do you work more than 40 hours per week? Generally speaking, attendance at the morning meetings needs to be paid unless the following four criteria are met: (1) the meeting it outside normal working hours; (2) attendance at the meeting is voluntary; (3) the meeting is not job related; and (4) you are not performing work during the meeting. I would reach out to an employment law attorney for a consultation. Please let me know if you'd like further discussion regarding your situation.

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