Unpaid Commissions

California employers are required to have a signed, written commission agreement with any employee paid commissions.  The written agreement must specifically state how the commissions are calculated and when they are paid.  Cal. Lab. Code § 2751(a).  In general, employers must pay commissions according to the formula in a written commission agreement and pay them in pay period in which the commissions are earned.  Employers often miscalculate commissions, delay in paying them, or impose improper “chargebacks” against commissions in a manner that shortchanges employees for hard-earned commissions. If an employer fails to pay employees earned commissions, they can sue for unpaid commissions and other damages and penalties under various Labor Code provisions, including sections 210 and 2699(f)(2) of the California Labor Code.

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