What percentage of my sales commission can my employer take?

Sales commissions can be calculated in a number of ways, including a straight percentage of the costs of the goods sold, or some combination of sales revenues and a salary or hourly wage. There is no set percentage of a sales commission that an employer can take or not take; employers are generally free to negotiate sales commissions agreements with employees or sales representatives, which can provide for a range of percentages.

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