If you work in an industry where commission accounts for a large portion of your financial compensation, you understand the importance of hard work and dedication. While many people will never have commission-related issues with their employer, they can be quite common for other individuals. Do you believe you have been improperly compensated for the work you’ve done? If so, you may have legal rights to reclaim the commission owed.
WHAT IS A COMMISSION DISPUTE?
A commission dispute is any discrepancy between an employer and employee regarding the compensation owed for work completed. In many cases, this involves financial bonuses or commissions earned on the sale of a product or service. Commission disputes often arise in the wake of a layoff, resignation, or termination and can be extremely detailed and highly emotional. In many cases, these disputes are the result of situations similar to the following:
- What if the alleged victim quits or is terminated after making a sale, but before the customer has paid for the product or service?
- What must an employee do to be considered the originator of a sale?
- What if the commission formula is based on an annual target or goal, but the company changes or restructures the formula during the year?
Do these situations sound familiar to you? Do you believe you could have legal grounds for a commission dispute? If so, don’t hesitate to take action. Under Labor Code 200 in the state of California, it is clear that employees must be paid what they are owed. This amount owed includes both fixed and commission-based compensation. By reaching out to an employment attorney, you can start the process of reclaiming what you are rightly owed. Because these situations can be complicated and emotional, it is important to find an experienced attorney. While many attorneys will claim they can help you in a commission dispute, you will want to retain the services of a lawyer with previous experience in similar cases. The laws, codes, and regulations regarding employment law are constantly changing in Los Angeles and the state of California. Make sure your lawyer is abreast of the ebb and flow of these laws.
THE LAW OFFICES OF MANN & ELIAS
At the law offices of Mann & Elias, we have more than 40 years of combined legal experience. If you believe you are the victim of a commission dispute, please Contact us today. Since founding our partnership in 1998, we have helped people from all walks of life recover more than $18 million in settlements and verdicts. Call us at 323-886-9564 for a free case review.