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Paid Commission only but required to stay at work full day without pay

I am paid a percentage commission only. I have been at my place of employment, a small family run business, for a few years. I work Friday -Sunday only . For services I provide to each client with an appointment, I receive payment in the form of commission only, a percentage of the sale. My employer is now stating that I must be "on call" at the business/sitting there without any customers when there aren't any, and without any pay. My past experience has been that when the appointments for the day that have been made previously are completed, that I go home for the day, not wait all day for no pay on the chance that someone will call who cannot be booked for the next day or the day after that. I work in Massachusetts. Are my employers' actions legal?

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