Were You Cheated out of a Commission or Bonus?/
An Unpaid Commissions Lawyer Can Help
Commissions and bonuses, to the company for which you work, are an expense. And, the lower your employer’s expenses, the more money they make. Because profitability is at the heart of business goals, many employers intentionally withhold the written details regarding their commission or bonus plans. This deliberate action allows them to unilaterally and arbitrarily change the terms and manipulate the payment of earned bonuses and commissions to their hard-working sales representatives.
A Florida unpaid commission and unpaid bonus attorney can explain your rights and assess the compensation which is due to you. He or she knows the ins and outs when suing for unpaid commissions and can help you get what you have earned and so rightly deserve.
Methods Some Employers Use to Short Workers
Unpaid Commission Strategies Are Unfair to Hardworking Employees/
When things are complicated, we often “tune out”. Taking the time to understand can be overwhelming and exhausting. Employers know this. As such, some make the calculation and determination of commissions incredibly confusing and complex. They may even miscalculate overtime pay for employees with commissions or bonuses. They are banking on the fact that their employees will be too confused to review their pay calculations and instead will simply accept their paycheck as correct.
By avoiding clear and concise communication, the company benefits. In fact, they may even tie their sales commissions to a performance factor that is so discretionary and arbitrary that it becomes impossible for hard-working sales representatives to determine what they are owed. In the end, employees may feel cheated out of earned commissions and simply give up in frustration.
Nonpayment of earned income is common. Some employers actually refuse to pay earned commissions altogether. This often occurs when an employee leaves the company, despite having closed a deal, prior to their exit, that earned a commission. If the commission was earned while you were employed by a specific company, they should pay you.
Recovering Unpaid Commissions
How To Get What You’ve Earned
Hard work and success deserve to be rewarded, especially if you were promised a specific compensation structure upon being hired. However, not every company lives up to its word. Were you not paid a bonus or commission you earned? If so, you may be able to recover these lost wages. Contact our employment law attorneys at Feldman Legal Group. Our aggressive representation will ensure you get the compensation you deserve.
Suing Employers for Unpaid Commissions
Why Employers Want to Settle
Time is money. This adage, when applied to litigation regarding unpaid wage claims, could not be more true. In fact, for an employer, disputing these claims can be costly, both in time and legal fees. The more an employer fights an unpaid wage claim, the greater the attorney’s fees it will owe to the Plaintiff’s attorneys.
Legal expenses, as you would expect, decrease the profitability of all businesses.
The threat of rising expenses usually creates a significant incentive for the employer to settle unpaid wage claims and pay the owed bonus or commission.
If the amount to be paid is at the heart of the issue, many firms will at least offer to compromise during the negotiation phase.
How To Collect Unpaid Commissions
Rest Assured Knowing That the Law Is on Your Side
In both Florida and Georgia, there are laws to protect individuals whose employers withhold earned commissions and/or bonuses. In order to file suit, you and your employer must have made an agreement regarding the payment of compensation. However, the format of the agreement, if it is written or verbal, does not affect the fact that the compensation is due.
If you have an agreement and have earned commissions or bonuses, you are legally entitled to recover the wages owed.
In fact, in Dade County Florida, there is even an ordinance that awards 3 times the commissions owed for breach of the agreement.
Were You Denied a Commission or Bonus?
Suing an Employer for not Paying Commissions
You deserve to be paid according to the agreement you have with your employer. If you are a commissioned inside sales representative, outside sales representative, or an employee who is owed a bonus, consult the employment lawyers of Feldman Legal Group today at 877-946-8293, We know how to collect unpaid commissions and can leverage our experience on your behalf. Operating in both Florida and Georgia, our attorneys know the laws of both states and have a reputation for helping our clients successfully recover what is rightly theirs.
We are committed to protecting the best interests of those working both in Florida and Georgia. Our motto is “Justice for Workers.” Let us get justice for you. We will fully investigate your claims and fight tirelessly for your unpaid wages, commissions, and bonuses. You work hard and should be compensated appropriately.