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    tadita83 Posts: 130, Reputation: 16
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    Jan 20, 2012, 08:30 PM
    Is this legal?
    I live in virginia first off. My husband works at a sales job which I know means that the company can pay commission. My problem is that the company sets his schedule at 9am-8pm six days a week. As soon as I get him home its time for him to go to bed so he can get up and go again. On top of that, if he doesn't sell something for the week he doesn't get paid for that week. So that means he worked a 60 hour week and gets nothing for it. On an average week he would make $400 for that 60 hours of work meaning he is only making $6.67 an hour which is considerably below minimum wage! I have seen on some state websites that employers can only pay commission if the employee is in charge of his/her own schedule. Does anyone know if that is true and if so is it true in virginia? I seriously feel that this company is trying to take advantage of my husband and get free labor! What they fail to realize is not only are they taking food out of my baby's mouth, but they are also stealing my husband away from me by making him work these insane hours. Please help!
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    paraclete Posts: 2,704, Reputation: 171
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    Mar 21, 2012, 11:21 PM
    I suggest your husband find another job as either he lacks the skill to do well at this one or the market is poor and he can't achieve worthwhile results

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