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When is a “Bonus” Really a “Commission”? A Helpful Reminder to Ensure Your Pay Plans Comply with State Laws

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In the past, we have highlighted some of the legal risks of employing commission-based employees, as well as some of the methods for limiting those risks.  A new court decision out of Illinois provides a good reminder that vaguely described policies and restrictive payment rules can expose employers to large liabilities.… Continue reading this entry

Commissioned Employees – Draft an Agreement Now, Avoid a Hassle Later

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There is no shortage of claims brought by commissioned employees alleging the employer either did not pay, or underpaid a commission due the employee. More often than not, neither the employer nor the employee can figure out what (if anything) is in fact owed to the employee. These problems stem from a lack of clarity … Continue reading this entry