When you get a job, you deserve to be paid for your work. Not only do you deserve fair pay, but you should be paid according to what your contract stipulates. Many workers are paid on commission in this state. Unfortunately, many employers do not honor the agreed-upon commissions. At the Azadian Law Group, PC, our qualified and experienced team is here to help if you have been unfairly paid. Let our Los Angeles failure to pay commissions attorney help you today.
Commissions are a type of wage that is based on a percentage of a payment an employer receives for products and/or services the employee sells. There are various ways that commissions work.
Regardless of how a worker is paid, commissions must be received at the rate agreed upon by the employer and employee when they are hired. When a commission is involved in any type of a California worker’s pay, the employee must specify this in a written agreement with the employee. This agreement must discuss specifically how the commission will be calculated.
This agreement should be as specific as possible and include the time when the employee received the commission:
If you do not have a written agreement, but rather a verbal agreement, with your employer about commissions, you should consult an attorney. If your commission agreement is unclear, an attorney can give invaluable advice that can protect your earnings.
The law in California prohibits an employer from retaliating against an employee for asking for their earned commissions as agreed upon. It is also usually unlawful for an employer to terminate or retaliate against an employee to avoid paying a commission.
When commissions are earned by a worker in California, they must be paid on the same schedule as other wages (in California, most employees must be paid at least two times a month).
If you or someone you care about has not been paid the commission they deserve from an employer, you need to secure legal assistance today. At the Azadian Law Group, PC, our employment lawyers believe in standing up for workers’ rights. We will work to secure the compensation you deserve, including: