My friend who lives and works in Connecticut has been working for a semi-large (retail sales) corporation for over 25 years and has never gotten a raise. He makes about $12 an hour plus approx. 3% commission. He is considered a salesman but is the 'assist

My friend who lives and works in Connecticut has been working for a semi-large (retail sales) corporation for over 25 years and has never gotten a raise. He makes about $12 an hour plus approx. 3% commission. He is considered a salesman but is the 'assistant ' manager when the manager is out. How can a large corporation NOT give a raise to an employee of over 25 years - is it illegal? (he is very passive and has never asked for a raise on his own for fear of losing his job)

1 answer  |  asked Jul 7, 2017 8:34 PM [EST]  |  applies to Connecticut

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V Jonas Urba
I am licensed in New York. I have no knowledge about Connecticut. He should contact a lawyer in that state.

In New York or when I practiced in Florida years ago or even Colorado more years ago there was no law requiring raises or insurance or even employment continuation. All 3 states were at will. An employee can get fired for no reason at all, a good or bad reason. An employee must show discrimination if they want to prove illegality.

In those states getting another job is usually the solution unless an employee is not exempt from overtime or not paid all commissions due.

In New York sales people sign sales commission agreements so they can anticipate what their pay will be. If Connecticut requires that he should take his agreement for review by a Connecticut employment lawyer.

posted by V Jonas Urba  |  Jul 8, 2017 07:21 AM [EST]

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