In Minneapolis, commissions and bonuses often make up a huge portion of the compensation package many employees receive. This is certainly true for many types of industries, including the following:
- sales industry
- financial services
- medical services
Sometimes issues and disagreements arise when an employer makes changes terms in regards to the commissions and bonuses that have been offered. Disputes can also arise when an employee is laid off or terminated before the commission payment or bonus payment was expected to be offered.
Employees who depend on commissions and bonuses work hard to ensure they achieve the goals they have set. Since employees work hard to reach sales goals, they will expect their employers to stick to the agreement that was made in regards to commissions and bonuses. Unfortunately, some companies do not pay the commission fees that are owed to an employee.
When a member of a sales team is dependent on work that is commission-based, the urgency to receive those payments increases. When an employee does not receive the commissions and bonuses that are owed, it could be time to seek the services of a Minneapolis lawyer who specializes in commissions and bonus disputes.
How Does An Employer Withhold Pay?
It is no surprise to us that some employers withhold commissions and bonuses intentionally. Sometimes payment is withheld so the terms and conditions of the agreement can be manipulated. Some employers will make the determination of the commissions and bonus payments complex, making it difficult for you to determine how much you are actually owed. Some employers may intentionally miscalculate one’s overtime pay.
Also, some employers may make it challenging to achieve a particular goal so it can be difficult to earn commissions and bonuses. If commissions and bonus payments are connected to multiple performance factors that may be unreasonable, an employee may not know if he or she has received the right payment or if they are owed more than what has been received.
There are also some employers who will just make the decision to not pay the commissions payments and bonus payments that you deserve. For these reasons, many employees may not bring up the issue and may make the decision to move forward and find employment elsewhere.
Are You Owed Unpaid Commissions and Bonuses?
If your answer to this question is “yes”, we encourage you to take steps toward recovering the commissions and bonus payments you have not been paid. In Minneapolis, there are statutes in place that can assist you in recovering the payments that are owed. Sales representatives who are classified as independent contractors have rights that determine they are entitled to the payments they earned.
Someone who has not been paid the payments that are owed to them can make a demand in writing asking for unpaid payments. In Minnesota, you have the legal right to obtain the payments that are owed to you, including any fees or other payments that may arise, such as court fees, legal fees, and more.
Do you believe you are due unpaid commissions and bonus payments in Minneapolis? Villaume & Schiek are dedicated and devoted to speaking up for those who have been wronged. We will ensure you are aware of your rights and everything you are entitled to. It does not matter what the size of the company may be, we are dedicated to finding the answers within any company.
If you believe you have an unpaid commissions and bonus payment case that is a valid one and you want your rights to be upheld, please do not hesitate to contact us today for a consultation.
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