Employees that work on a commission basis are often underpaid by employers that fail to comply with federal and state wage and hour laws. Federal law requires employers to meet minimum wage requirements for their employees, meaning that if the commissions for the employee do not meet the minimum wage standards in their state, they must supplement the employee’s pay to equal minimum wage. Employees that work more than 40 hours in one week are also due overtime pay at the rate of one and a half times the minimum wage rate.
Calculating and justifying wages for commissioned employees is difficult when bringing a class action suit against an employer that is non-compliant with these laws. The experienced Philadelphia employment lawyers at Sidney L. Gold & Associates have been fighting for the rights of commission employees for nearly three decades with a proven success record. We are committed to claiming the compensation and overtime that our clients deserve.