I’m addressing an interesting question: Can certain categorized employees work for no pay during the pay-period? Intuitively, the answer is “no,” but don’t always trust your intuition. The federal wage law [“The FLSA”] allows a federal wage exemption for minimum wage for the category of “outside sales” employees.

But what does that mean? Does it mean no pay whatever for those periods? The logic may be that when a commission is finally earned and received, the amount is sufficient to cover all the time worked at least in the amount of the minimum wage rate. Stay tuned for the update as I anticipate writing a full article on this question.