We regularly represent independent sales representatives, hourly workers, salaried employees and independent contractors in wage and compensation disputes.
What you deserve and expect in terms of compensation doesn’t always match what you are paid. We regularly represent independent sales representatives, hourly workers, salaried employees and independent contractors in wage and compensation disputes. If you believe you were short-changed on sales commissions, denied overtime pay or otherwise cheated by your company, contact us as soon as possible to discuss the matter.
We have recovered commissions for manufacturing representatives, pharmaceutical representatives, independent recruiters, entertainment managers and a wide range of people who feast or famine on their percentage take from closed sales. These cases generally have a wide array of fact specific issues resulting in withheld commissions, split commissions or deals stolen by fellow sales representatives, as well as litigation over base pay-plus-commission contracts, qualified leads, sales quotas and performance incentives.
We have handled the full gamut of wage and commission claims, including:
Violations of the Fair Labor Standards Act and Michigan Wages & Fringe Benefit Act
Violation of Michigan Sales Representative Commission Act
Failure to pay overtime
Misclassification of employees as exempt (from overtime)
Misclassifying “independent contractors” who are really employees
Manipulation of hours and bogus pay (and pay-docking) schemes
Requiring “off-the-clock” work without pay (e.g., punch-out and continue working, work from home or on-call requirements)
Forcing employees to share tips with management and kickback schemes
Disputes over bonuses and incentives
Drafting, advice, negotiation and litigation of employment agreements (e.g., pre-employment , independent contractor, non-compete, commission and severance agreements)