Unpaid Sales CommissionsWe assist salespeople in collecting their unpaid sales commissions. It is unlawful for your employer to withhold commissions on sales made during your employment. Whether you’re currently employed or recently terminated, you can recover your unpaid sales commissions. Our firm will help you. We are employment lawyers experienced in representing sales professionals who are owed commissions.
Attorney Natalie Koss assisted a salesperson in winning one of the largest unpaid sales commission judgments in Washington, DC, for $1.1 million.
We have extensive and specialized experience representing salespeople and sales managers from many industries, including:
- Computers & Software
- Medical Devices
- Real Estate
- Media & Communications
- Building Materials & Construction
- Federal Government Contracting
- Financial Services & Securities
Sales Commissions & Bonuses
Employers must pay you all wages, including sales commissions, before you are terminated. Your employer may be liable for damages if they refuse to pay you.
You may earn a commission or contractual bonus by closing a sale or performing the majority of the work required for a project. Don’t let an employer tell you that it was a team effort. Ask our attorneys for advice on the next step.
State laws may protect certain wages even if you previously waived them. You are entitled to your compensation.
Breach of Contract, Unlawful Acts & Discrimination
Salespeople, like any employee, may include claims of unlawful acts and discrimination in addition to unpaid commission claims. Oftentimes, salespeople are denied their commissions, or employers treat them unfairly, due to racial or sex discrimination. When you contact us, we will review your employment history and reasons for termination in order to identify additional claims that may increase your award for damages.
Legal Counsel & Professional Advising
You don’t have to be terminated to benefit from our experienced legal counsel. We advise top producing salespeople on strategies to protect their job and commission income from the threat of lost accounts and territory. Salespeople oftentimes face a change in sales managers who may arbitrarily choose to harm your income for any number of personal reasons. We work with you to help you understand the steps you may take to protect your income and employment.
Whistleblowers & Retaliation
An employer is not allowed to retaliate against you for reporting an act that is illegal or against formal company policy. Many companies, however, retaliate against whistleblowers by moving them to lower producing territories, removing key accounts or performing other acts that greatly harm the salesperson’s commissions. We have helped many salespeople who have faced retaliation.
Arbitration Clauses: Employment Contracts & FINRA
Salesperson employment contracts may include a mandatory arbitration clause. This means an arbitration panel, not a court, must hear your claims and award a binding judgement. The arbitration process differs in many fundamental ways, and our firm is highly experienced in the steps involved in securing a judgement through arbitration. We also have experience with mandatory FINRA arbitration for securities brokers and financial services professionals.
We advise salespeople on the enforceability of non-compete agreements. We’ll review agreements before you sign them, and we will help you understand the restrictive covenants, and their enforceability, after leaving your job. When litigation results from an alleged breach of a non-compete agreement, our attorneys defend employees and their current employers from lawsuits.