San Antonio, TX asked in Employment Law for Texas

Q: I am commission based, working for a company. Are they legally allowed to make us stay at work without pay?

My work has recently made a policy that makes us drive up to work, clock in then either leave until clockout or sit at work, unpaid. We only get paid when we have services. We waste gas and time when we are forced to go to work twice daily without pay. Is this legal?

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Kyle Anderson
Kyle Anderson
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A: Hi, more information is needed here. If you are in an outside sales role, the company is not required to comply with federal law for minimum wage/overtime. It doesn't sound like you are though because you are going to the office every day. More information is needed about what you are actually doing when you get to the office. I would reach out to an employment lawyer in your state for a consultation.

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