Wage Payment

I work in the Boston office of a major high tech company based out of NY. My company recently said they feel myself (and 32 others salesreps) would earn too much money for 2001 if they paid us our final bonus payments base on the comp plan they gave us for the year. So they plan on restructuring what revenue we got paid on in order to reduce our final payments. I expect my loss to be at least $25K. This announcement came in january 2002 after all the work for 2001 was fully completed. Can they legally pull this crap? I'm seeking advice. Thank you

1 answer  |  asked Jan 15, 2002 7:00 PM [EST]  |  applies to Massachusetts

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Judith Miller
Commission payment

As a general rule, if an employee agrees to work under a particular compensation plan, and performs the agreed upon services, the company is obligated to honor the terms of the plan. In order to evaluate whether your employer has failed to live up to the agreement, I would need to review the comp plan, your revenue figures, as well as the revenue restructuring plan. In addition, if the amount due is really a commission, and not a bonus, you may also have a claim under the Massachusetts Payment of Wage Statute.

posted by Judith Miller  |  Jan 16, 2002 07:21 AM [EST]

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