“I keep careful track of my commissions, but lately the numbers haven’t been adding up – the commissions in my paycheck doesn’t match what I think I should be paid.”
If your pay consists of or includes commissions, your employer is compensating you for completing some sort of pre-defined task (usually selling its products or services). The experienced attorneys at Gordon Law Group, LLP in Boston represent current and former employees nationwide who find themselves questioning the accuracy of their commission payments.
Choosing Gordon Law Group, LLP as your commission dispute lawyer in Boston means you are choosing experienced and knowledgeable legal representation. In fact, our attorneys are frequently cited as being among the best employment lawyers in the country.
Commissions Are Covered Under the Massachusetts Wage Act
Commissions are wages, bonuses are not. Because commissions are wages, this means they are covered under the Wage Act. So, any unpaid commission counts as unpaid wages and the employee may be entitled to treble damages and attorney fees. The problem is, many companies define “commission” as a “bonus.” But just because they call it a “bonus” doesn’t make it so.
The test for whether commissions/bonuses are wages is whether they are “definitely determined” and have become “due and payable to such employee.” A pay dispute with an employer over commissions typically involves two questions: Is the commission “definitely determined” or was it more like a bonus within the discretion of the employer? And is the commission “due” or is there some contingency still waiting to happen?
A Pay Disputes Attorney in Boston Can Fight for Your Compensation
The legal professionals at Gordon Law Group, LLP are committed to fighting for employees’ rights. We help employees at all levels of their organizations, from entry-level service workers to executives, obtain the compensation they have earned and are legally entitled to receive. When choosing Gordon Law Group, LLP, you can be confident knowing you have a powerful employee rights advocate in your corner, fighting for the commissions you deserve.
If you believe that you’re entitled to commissions and haven’t received payment, contact us today.
This information is not a do-it-yourself guide to resolving employment disputes or handling employment litigation. While some may find this useful for understanding the basic issues and their legal context, it is NOT a substitute for experienced legal counsel and does not provide legal advice. Please contact the team at Gordon Law Group to discuss your specific case.