The California Court of Appeals has ruled that commission-based employees must receive compensation for rest periods that is separate from any other compensation received
This is a class-action case that has been remanded to the trial court. While the plaintiff has been awarded court costs, we do not yet know the extent of any penalties or damages that may be assessed against the defendant.
California courts previously issued a similar decision regarding piece-rate workers. Rest period pay for commissioned and piece-rate workers should be tracked and paid in the same manner.