Commissions

San Diego Commissions Attorney

Commissions are an effective way to motivate salespeople and other employees to accomplish sales goals. They are frequently paid in addition to a base salary, although sometimes they are not. They are not guaranteed, however, so employees may not receive them, and not earn a good income.

Employers set up their pay structures, not the employees. They must, however, comply with California law. One such law requires a minimum wage, and many commissioned employees do not earn this minimum even with their base pay plus commissions. The employer then may be violating the minimum wage law.

Failure to Pay

It is tempting for employers to benefit from the high sales or other accomplishments of employees and then find a way to avoid paying the commission due, via employee termination. If a salesperson leaves employment for some reason, he or she often has difficulty obtaining the commissions earned before leaving. Sales forces see a high rate of turnover, partly due to high expectations of the employer. It is not uncommon for salespeople to separate from an organization under these circumstances.

Carlsbad Incentive Earnings Lawyer

Contact The Law Office of David P. Strauss. We can advise you of your rights and help you obtain what you have earned whether you are exempt or nonexempt.

For more than 25 years, unpaid overtime attorney David Strauss has been representing employees in San Diego County, taking cases to trial and winning substantial verdicts. He has been recognized among the "Best Lawyers in San Diego -- Employment Law" in San Diego Magazine and in the San Diego Daily Transcript, and is listed as a "San Diego Super Lawyer" in employment litigation on the Super Lawyer website.