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How long have you worked for this employer?
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Many thanks for your patience. Legally, there is nothing stopping the employer from doing this. There are many different commission-based jobs and the time periods for which commission is held back can vary from nothing at all, to many months down the line. The law allows the employer to do this as long as a) you still get at least the minimum wage each time you get paid, considering how many hours you have worked; and b) the commission rules are clearly explained either in your contract ora workplace policy. If this is only a new practice which has changed the usual way commission was paid, you could potentially challenge it as a change to your contract and raise a formal complaint with the employer through the grievance procedure. However, they can eventually introduce it, even if it is by giving you some notice of the proposed changes.
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