Minn. R. 5224.0160 - TRAVELING SALESPEOPLE
A traveling salesperson is associated with a manufacturer or distributor whose products the salesperson sells directly to wholesalers or retailers. The salesperson is assigned to territories and furnished with price lists and samples or descriptions of the merchandise to be sold. The salesperson is required to sell the merchandise at prices set by the firm and the firm reserves the right to accept or reject orders. The firm fills the orders by shipping directly to the customers and billing the customers directly. The salesperson receives compensation from the firm in the form of a percentage of the price the customers pay for the merchandise. The salesperson may be required to work full time, to not work for competitors, or to produce a certain amount of business regularly.
A traveling salesperson is an independent contractor if all the following conditions are substantially met.
A traveling salesperson is an employee if all the following conditions are substantially met.
Statutory Authority: MS s 176.041; 176.83
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