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Affirming Dismissal, Seventh Circuit Holds Window Washing Business Is a “Service” Establishment and Its Employees Are Paid on a “Commission” Basis, Bringing Clarity to Application of 7(i) and Sharply Criticizing DOL Regulations and Its Application of 7(i)

In one of the most comprehensive circuit court opinions to address application of Section 207(i) of the FLSA—the provision of the law that allows employers to comply with the overtime provisions of the FLSA by paying commissioned employees of a retail or service establishment at least 1.5 times the minimum wage, instead of their regular … Continue Reading

Indiana Appeals Court: Club Not “Employer” For Purposes of Commissions Claim

While wage-and-hour laws, like other employment laws. are generally “broad” and intended to foster the goal of worker protection, the scope of such laws is not limitless, as demonstrated by a recent decision from an Indiana appeals court addressing an alleged multiple or joint employer scenario.  Rodriguez v. S. Dunes Golf, LLC, 2014 Ind. App. … Continue Reading

New York State Court Reiterates That Commissions Are Not Wages Until Earned

Ensuring contracts and agreements reflect when incentive compensation – usually “commissions” – is earned is of paramount importance to New York employers who wish to maximize their rights, as evidenced by a recent decision from New York County Supreme Court Justice Ellen M. Coin.  Sherwin v Mestel & Co. N.Y., LLC, 2014 N.Y. Misc. LEXIS … Continue Reading

Account Executives Responsible For Selling Precious Metals Exempt Under 7(i)

The Fair Labor Standards Act contains an exemption from overtime for employees of a “retail or service establishment” who earn at least 1.5 the minimum wage for all hours worked and more than 50% of their compensation from commissions. This exemption is often referred to as the “retail sales exemption” or “7(i) exemption,” referencing the section … Continue Reading

The Price of Foregoing Written Commission Agreements

As recently discussed here¸ a properly drafted commission agreement is essential in New York (and every state) to minimize exposure to a variety of claims, including claims for alleged unpaid commissions and improper wage deductions. In fact, in New York and other states, a written signed commission agreement is required pursuant to state law, absent … Continue Reading
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