Many San Bernardino residents work in sales, and related jobs, where the pay structure means that they must rely on commissions for much of their income. If you are talented at your job, and tend to produce great results, commission can be a fantastic way of boosting your basic wage, but the system can also be open to abuse. All too often, the San Bernardino failure to pay commissions attorneys at JML Law represent clients who have been dismissed from their employment purely for the purposes of the employer avoiding payment of due commissions. Of course, California employment law makes it illegal to dismiss employees purely to avoid paying what they are due, and you can be certain than our lawyers will aggressively pursue every dime you are owed – plus compensation – should you find yourself in this situation.
Not only will we seek the commissions your former employer should have paid to you, we will also recover damages in respect of your attorney’s fees, court costs, and other expenses associated with the failure to pay commissions.
When Can I File an Failure to Pay Commissions Lawsuit in San Bernardino?
When you have earned commissions according to your employment contract, but have not been paid them, you could be entitled to pursue these earnings in a similar fashion to pursuing other unpaid wages. Under California employment law, some commissions are considered to be wages and, thus, may be pursued similarly to unpaid wages, whilst other types are different. When you attend your initial consultation with a JML failure to pay commissions attorney, we will explain which option applies to your case, and advise on the best way to proceed.
In brief, commissions are considered wages where they arise from the sale of a product and are calculated as a percentage of the product which has been sold. Commissions are not wages where the employee in question is not involved in the active selling of the product or service, relying instead on a percentage of a fixed cost. For example, a sales assistant may receive commissions for selling a certain number of items in a set period, whereas an auto mechanic should generally receive an hourly wage.
Provided that you have earned the commission through satisfying all the conditions imposed by your employment contract, you are entitled to be paid that amount. Should your employer attempt to avoid their obligation to pay by terminating your contract, you should consult with a San Bernardino failure to pay commissions attorney immediately.
How Could a San Bernardino Failure to Pay Commissions Attorney Help Me?
At JML Law, we know how difficult and frustrating these issues can be to deal with. Not only is a failure to pay commissions wrong, it is illegal. Our knowledgeable and experienced team can help you if:
- Your employer has gone back on an agreed upon payment contract.
- Your employer has not given you credit for sales.
- You have been terminated before receiving pay for a sale.
When you need a San Bernardino failure to pay commissions attorney, we will be by your side, ensuring you get the compensation you deserve. Contact us by clicking here or calling us at 818-610-8800 for a free consultation. Our team will stop at nothing to make sure you get what you earned.
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