Commission Payment upon Termination

What is the obligation of an employer to pay outstanding commissions upon termination? Our company policy (no written policy) was commission rate was set based on performance level at the time P.O. was received. Commission payment was made when payment was received from the customer. The commissions in question are for sales with the P.O. received prior to termination, but no customer payment made.

1 answer  |  asked Mar 12, 2002 11:25 AM [EST] in Employment Law  |  applies to Wisconsin

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Michael Katarincic
Commission Payment upon Termination

Your commission payment is considered wages under Wisconsin law. Therefore, any commissions due to you at the time of your termination should be paid by your employer as wages due to you at the time of your termination. If your employer refuses to pay you the commission payments due to you under a commission plan you may file a wage claim with the Equal Rights Division, Labor Standards Division. Our firm can file such a complaint for you. Please feel free to contact us at (414) 278-1237 and ask for Michael Katarincic.

posted by Michael Katarincic  |  Mar 12, 2002 1:27 PM [EST]

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