UNPAID BONUS OR COMMISSION

If you believe that employer has failed to pay your wages in full and on time, or if your Company is facing a claim for unpaid wages, you need to act quickly.

In California the term “wages” is broadly defined in the Labor Code, and includes the concepts of bonus, commission, MBOs, etc. California has a strong public policy in favor of the prompt and full payment of wages (which includes bonuses, commissions, MBO, incentive comp, etc.). This public policy is backed by laws providing for severe penalties in the form of waiting time and other penalties, interest, cost reimbursements, and attorneys’ fees.

Many clients and potential clients on the employee side mistakenly believe that they have no valid claims because California is an “at will” state. Similarly, many clients and potential clients on the Company side mistakenly believe that they are litigation proof because California is an “at will” state. Both are wrong.

Since our founding, we have represented employees in a wide variety of claims for unpaid wages, unpaid bonuses, unpaid incentive compensation and have defended Companies facing those same claims.

If you believe that employer has failed to pay your wages in full and on time, or if your Company is facing a claim for unpaid wages, you need to act quickly.

Please take advantage of our FREE online case submission or call us today to start a conversation.

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CASE STUDIES

Represented Plaintiff, a high-performing, high-earning female salesperson in claims against former employer alleging that employer unilaterally altered her compensation multiple times, delayed her bonus, reduced her bonus, and then terminated her.

RESULT

Settled in high 6 figures

TIME TO RESOLUTION

18 months

HOW WAS CASE RESOLVED?

Attorney to Attorney negotiation during litigation

DEFENDED renewable energy company against former employee suing for breach of contract and failure to pay wages. Case involved a very complex, precise MBO plan (aka incentive compensation, bonus plan) that incorporated sophisticated industry specific tax concepts.

RESULT

Settled mid to high 5 figures

TIME TO RESOLUTION

8 months

HOW WAS CASE RESOLVED?

Settled with litigation through Arbitration

Represented top-performing female sales professional in her claims for unpaid bonuses and other incentive compensation owed to her, AFTER Company tried to coerce her to repay money already paid to her, accused her of expense fraud and placed her on administrative leave.

RESULT

Settled mid 6 figures

TIME TO RESOLUTION

3 months

HOW WAS CASE RESOLVED?

Attorney to attorney negotiation

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