The State of California gives employees – including salespeople earning commission – the right to be paid for their work, the right for their work to be paid on time, and for the right to paid overtime.
Unfortunately, there are unscrupulous employers across the state that attempt to keep the commissions rightfully owed to their sales forces. This is known as “failure to pay commissions” and affects salespeople in every aspect of business. Here at JML Law, we take on many lawsuits such as this, where employees have been denied their hard-earned cash because their employer has ignored their moral and legal duties to pay workers the commission that they are owed.
What Does Californian Labor Law Say About Unpaid Commissions and Earnings?
If you are a salesperson working in California for a firm, you have certain legal rights, which our lawyers will always fight to protect. You must have a written agreement with your employer which spells out certain terms and conditions for your employment, including the type of commission you are paid, how many times a month you will receive your commission (usually twice per calendar month), and any legitimate deductions that can be taken to cover certain expenses. This agreement between you must be signed by both you and your employer, and it cannot be changed retrospectively once it has been signed. Termination of employment – either by you or your employer – is also covered by California law.
- If you quit after giving at least 72 hours’ notice all payments to you must be made on the last day of your employment;
- If you quit without giving notice, you must receive your final pay within 72 hours of your leaving;
- If your contract is terminated by your employer, you must receive all earned and unpaid wages immediately.
How Can A JML Law Failure to Pay Commission Attorney Help Me Take on My Employer?
Some unscrupulous employers avoid paying all earned and unpaid wages at the end of a salesperson’s contract. Here at Anaheim JML Law, our failure to pay commission lawyer will work hard to ensure that these employers – who are breaking the law –are held to account and will pay you the wages that you have earned. We have many years of experience in these types of cases, and we have an excellent track record in winning compensation for our clients.
Schedule your free initial consultation with an Anaheim failure to pay commission Attorney Today, and Learn How We Could Boost Your Case
To discuss your failure to pay commissions case with our highly experienced employment lawyers, schedule your free initial consultation with our legal team by calling today on 818-610-8800. We can help you if you employer has committed any of the following offenses:
- Employers changing the commission plan or pay structure without giving prior notice to employees
- Failure to give credit for a sale to the appropriate employee
- Terminating an employee’s contract after the sale has been completed, but before paying the applicable commission
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