Unpaid Commissions

Here at Gruenberg Law, we believe if you have earned a commission, it should be paid to you—not some of it, but all of it.  If your employer has attempted to rewrite the rules after sales have been made, or has denied you what’s yours, give us a call.

In California, it is illegal for an employer to withhold unpaid commissions and bonuses. If you haven’t been paid all of the money you think you may have earned, you could be entitled to compensation. Only an experienced attorney can determine the value of your claim, which may include the pay you are owed, interest, penalties and other damages.

When are commissions in California required to be paid?

As a general rule, your employer is required to pay you a commission if you have substantially completed the work required to earn the commissions. You are owed the unpaid commissions even if you leave your employer. However, if another employee had to perform significant duties to complete the event, your employer may not have to pay you.

If your employer fails to pay you all of the compensation you have earned at termination or voluntarily leaving your employment, your employer may have to pay you retroactive or back pay.

Even if you believe your case is small, there may be other employees at your company with similar circumstances of unpaid commissions.  In that situation, we may be able to present your case as a class action. Contact us to discuss your potential unpaid commissions claim.