A commission payment occurs when a company awards an employee – often in sales – an agreed-upon percentage of the price of a service or product sold by the employee. Commissions can be highly important as many individuals who are working in primarily commission-based sales positions are not subject to minimum wage or overtime wage laws in Nevada. Therefore, the failure to pay a person the commission they deserve can result in significant financial losses and hardship.
At HKM Employment Attorneys, we fully understand how important it is for you to receive the full commission payments to which you are entitled by your employment relationship. We have the resources and knowledge of Nevada employment laws necessary to seek the proper commission payments you deserve for your work, so please do not delay in contacting our Las Vegas office today.
Your Right To Commission Payments
While Nevada law does include commission payments under the definition of “wages,” the law does not require that any employer pay employees commissions on sales or contracts. However, certain circumstances arise in which an employer agrees to pay commissions and, therefore, has the legal obligation to fulfill that promise. If an employer promised either verbally or in writing to pay you a certain amount of commission on sales, you are then legally entitled to that commission. Our attorneys can review any employment contracts or agreements you had and request that the court enforce those agreements and award you the payments you earned.
Commission disputes can become even more complex, however. Many times, an employer may pay a commission but it may be less than you may have expected. In such cases, it must be carefully examined just how you agreed to have your commission calculated – such as based on gross sales or net sales. These evaluations can become highly technical so it is critical to have an attorney who understands commission payments on your side during this dispute.
Holding A Company Liable For Failure to Pay Commission
Like any other type of wages – such as minimum wage or overtime – employers cannot simply deprive an employee of commission payments to which they are legally entitled. If we determine that you did not receive the full amount of commission you deserved, our lawyers know how to exercise your rights to take legal action to hold the company liable for your losses. Once we prove that the company failed to pay full commission, you can seek all back payments owed as well as any related damages you incurred.
Discuss Your Commission Dispute With Our Nevada Employment Lawyers Today
Many people work hard to earn their commission and rely on those payments to cover their expenses and support their families. The legal team at HKM Employment Attorneys has extensive experience representing employees in all types of wage claims, including failure to pay commission. We know how to stand up to your employer to collect payments or to hold a company liable in court when necessary. Please consult with our Nevada commission disputes attorneys for help today.