The Unpaid Wages and Commissions Lawyers of Newton Barth Fight for Your Compensation

Be compensated for what you have earned.

You should be compensated for what you have earned. Sales can be a challenging, stressful career with typical compensation packages including either partial or full commission pay structures. Knowledgeable, goal-oriented salespeople can have a significant impact on their company’s bottom line and in turn, earn substantial commissions through their outstanding performances.

But in too many cases, hard-working, successful salespeople meet or exceed expectations yet are not compensated with the commissions they have rightfully earned. Employers will often find a “legitimate reason” to not pay a commission, to pay only partial commission on a sale or to “split” a commission with another salesperson or a manager. It’s also far too common for an employer to not pay a commission or commissions once a salesperson has decided to leave the company or is terminated. In any case, these hard-working and skilled professionals earned a commission and are therefore entitled to compensation.

Unpaid Commissions are Unpaid Wages in Missouri and Illinois

Fortunately, in many states – including Missouri and Illinois – commissions are for the most part considered wages under state law. Even in cases in which a salesperson decides to leave a company or is terminated, that salesperson is legally entitled to compensation including commissions earned up to and including their last day of employment. In addition, a salesperson who is not paid and who has to seek legal remedies to recover payment may also be entitled to recover court costs as well as attorney’s fees.

Laws surrounding commission compensation can seem complex, and too often employers will take advantage of that seeming complexity to deny paying the commissions they owe.

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How the Lawyers of Newton Barth Work for Your Unpaid Wages and Commissions

Our Unpaid Wages Lawyers are here to help you. The bottom line is you work hard for your compensation and deserve to be paid in full by your employer or past employer – period.

The employment law attorneys at Newton Barth are experienced and well-versed in unpaid commission and unpaid wages cases. We know the tactics employers and their attorneys will likely use as they try to withhold payment legally owed to a sales professional. We are exceptionally experienced in negotiating settlements and if possible will do so to reach a resolution. However, if negotiations fail we have an outstanding record of success in taking these cases to trial.

Portrait of Brandy Barth, Employment Law Attorney at Newton Barth

Brandy Barth heads our employment practice and has dealt extensively with employment discrimination cases involving retaliation, whistleblowing, sexual harassment, hostile workplace environments, and discrimination based on race, religion, age, gender, ethnicity or national origin, disability and sexual orientation.

We are here to be your advocate & defend your rights.

If you are ready to discuss your case, we are ready to listen.

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