Unpaid Commissions-Your Right to Take Legal Action

Has your employer continuously failed to pay you the commissions that you earned? A significant portion of California employees work based on commission. Unfortunately, many of these commissioned employees are cheated out of their commissions. In most cases, their employers are responsible for the failure to pay commissions.

Is your employer refusing to pay you the commissions that you are owed? Do you believe that your employer has been failing to pay all or a portion of your commissions? If so, you might be interested in taking action against your employer and recovering the commissions that you rightfully earned.

If you are ready to start fighting for your right to recover the commissions that you are owed, do not hesitate to contact California Labor Law Employment Attorneys Group as soon as possible. California Labor Law Employment Attorneys Group is an employment law firm that has many years of experience handling unpaid commission claims and helping employees to recover the pay that they deserve. If you would like to discuss your unpaid commission claim with the knowledgeable employment lawyers at California Labor Law Employment Attorneys Group, do not hesitate to contact our law firm today. Our employment experts will provide you with all the information that you need and guide you throughout the legal process against your employer.

Your Rights as an Employee Earning Commission

Unfortunately, many employees are unfamiliar with their rights in the workplace. Because of that, employers are quick to take advantage of their lack of information. However, you have rights in the workplace. Some of your rights as an employee on commission are listed below:

  • Commissions must be paid at least 2 times each month.
  • Commissions must be paid within the first pay period after the commission was earned (if it allows a reasonable amount of time to make calculations).
  • Commissions are due immediately after termination.
  • Commissions are due immediately after an employee quits (given that the employee gives at least a 72-hour notice).
  • If commissions are not paid on the date they are due, normal wages accumulate for up to 30 days. These wages will also be due to the employee.

If your employer has continuously deprived you of the commissions that you earned, you might have grounds to pursue a claim and receive compensation. For more information about your right to resort to legal action to recover the commission that you rightfully earned, do not hesitate to contact California Labor Law Employment Attorneys Group at your earliest convenience.

Filing a Complaint for Unpaid Commissions

If your commissions were withheld, you could file a claim with California’s Division of Labor Standards Enforcement (DLSE). Doing so consists of the following:

  • Preparing the claim
  • Gathering essential documents
  • Locating and visiting your local DLSE office to file the claim
  • Attending the settlement conference
  • Waiting for and attending the hearing
  • Reviewing the decision
  • Appealing the decision (if necessary)

Pursuing a claim through the DLSE is usually recommended for smaller claims. However, it is not your only option. You also have the right to pursue a civil lawsuit against your employer.

Your Right to Pursue a Civil Lawsuit

Civil lawsuits are recommended when claims are complex or involve significant amounts of money. If you are interested in pursuing a civil lawsuit, you must seek legal assistance as soon as possible with knowledgeable employment attorneys. To prepare for your lawsuit, you must do all of the following:

  • Have important documents relating to the commission that you are owed, including pay stubs and bank statements, for example.
  • Have important documents relating to the agreement between you and your employer in terms of your commission.
  • Contact an experienced lawyer to handle your claim.

If your employer knowingly withheld the commissions that you rightfully earned, you have the right to sue. Your employer broke the law by failing to pay you your commissions; therefore, you must take action to hold him or her accountable for the commissions that are owed to you. If you would like to start the process of pursuing a civil lawsuit for unpaid commissions against your employer, do not hesitate to contact California Labor Law Employment Attorneys Group at your earliest convenience.

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Have your commissions been withheld from you? Has your employer failed to pay you the commissions that you rightfully earned? If your employer has refused to pay you the commission that you earned through your hard work and dedication, you might have grounds to pursue an unpaid commission lawsuit. If you are interested in recovering the commission that you worked for, do not hesitate to contact California Labor Law Employment Attorneys Group at your earliest convenience. California Labor Law Employment Attorneys Group is an employment law firm dedicated to representing all employees that have been wronged by their employers. Our employment lawyers will provide you with all the information that you need to pursue a successful unpaid commissions claim against your employer.

When you contact California Labor Law Employment Attorneys Group, you could benefit from our free legal services. Our firm offers both free consultations and free second opinions. During our free consultations, our employment attorneys will be available to answer all your questions and address all your concerns. During your free consultation, our experienced attorneys will provide you with the guidance that you need to begin your unpaid commissions claim. If you have already started you claim elsewhere, you might be interested in our free second opinions. Our free second opinions are designed for those that have mistakenly allowed incompetent attorneys to handle their claims. If your incompetent lawyer left you struggling with doubt and unanswered questions, for example, you might be interested in a free second opinion to redirect your claim towards a success outcome. Whether you are interested in a free second opinion or a free consultation, you could trust the attorneys at California Labor Law Employment Attorneys Group will provide you with the legal assistance that you need. To schedule a free consultation or free second opinion, do not hesitate to contact California Labor Law Employment Attorneys Group today.

Our free consultations and free second opinions are available as part of our Zero-Fee guarantee. Our Zero-Fee guarantee ensures that our clients never have to worry about paying any upfront legal fees for any of our legal services. Our firm is also strictly based on a contingency structure; therefore, you will not be required to pay any legal expenses until your claim has reached a successful outcome. If you are ready to allow our expert employment attorneys to handle your unpaid commission claim against your employer, do not hesitate to contact our law firm today.

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