I am a commison salesperson
My question is can my employer change my commison structure without telling there employees? I have asked for the #s from management and told I could get the structure but never received it. I was tipped off by an office employee that something changed but can not get confirmation. Do I have a case?

1 answer  |  asked Mar 26, 2010 5:33 PM [EST]  |  applies to Ohio

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Bruce Elfvin
Even an employee at will is under a contract which can be terminated by either party. The point is a contract implies agreement to the basic terms and not some shifting target. When you receive the next check, if there appears to be a different basis for the compensation or if it is not shown how it was arrived at, you should put in writing to your boss or whoever handles payroll a request for the backup information to allow you to plan your sales and increase your compensation. Whether or not you have a case depends on how you are actually compensated, for this you will need to actually bring the information you have and see an employment attorney near you.

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posted by Bruce Elfvin  |  Mar 27, 2010 04:40 AM [EST]

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