Patcher v. Bernard Hodes Group, 10 NY3d 609

. Deductions from earned commission are unlawful and may be recoverable.

If you worked in a car dealership within the past six years and were being paid less than minimum wage for all hours worked, or if you suffered deductions from wages, contact the attorneys of Pelton & Associates, PC to discuss whether you may have a claim for back wages and for reimbursement of improper salary deductions.

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Patcher v. Bernard Hodes Group, 10 NY3d 609

. Deductions from earned commission are unlawful and may be recoverable.

If you worked in a car dealership within the past six years and were being paid less than minimum wage for all hours worked, or if you suffered deductions from wages, contact the attorneys of Pelton & Associates, PC to discuss whether you may have a claim for back wages and for reimbursement of improper salary deductions.

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Patcher v. Bernard Hodes Group, 10 NY3d 609

. Deductions from earned commission are unlawful and may be recoverable.

If you worked in a car dealership within the past six years and were being paid less than minimum wage for all hours worked, or if you suffered deductions from wages, contact the attorneys of Pelton & Associates, PC to discuss whether you may have a claim for back wages and for reimbursement of improper salary deductions.

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Car Salespeople

Many automobile salespeople do not receive wage payments of at least the legally required minimum wage for all hours worked each week. Car dealerships frequently rely only on commissions or extend a small salary or draw in an effort to meet their minimum wage obligations pursuant to the FLSA, but these efforts fail if the dealership does not compensate its employees for all hours worked at rates of at least minimum wage, or if the wages or the “draw” on commissions are subject to future deductions.

In New York, employees who are paid on a commission basis should typically be paid pursuant to a written commission agreement. The issue of when a commission is “earned” and becomes a “wage” for purposes of New York Labor Law article 6 is determined by the parties’ express or implied agreement. In the absence of an agreement, the default common-law rule is that commissions are earned by an employee upon the production of a ready, willing and able purchaser of the goods or services. See,

Patcher v. Bernard Hodes Group, 10 NY3d 609

. Deductions from earned commission are unlawful and may be recoverable.

If you worked in a car dealership within the past six years and were being paid less than minimum wage for all hours worked, or if you suffered deductions from wages, contact the attorneys of Pelton & Associates, PC to discuss whether you may have a claim for back wages and for reimbursement of improper salary deductions.

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