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Commissions, Bonuses, Wages, Severance and Failure to Pay Claims

J Goldman Law May 7, 2020

If your employer has failed to pay the bonuses, commissions, severance, wages or other forms of compensation you are owed, our attorneys at The Law Offices of Jeffrey E. Goldman can help you take appropriate legal action and pursue maximum recovery.

We have over 25 years of experience handling employment law claims throughout New York. Whether you work in sales and rely on commissions for a significant portion of your income or you were given a severance but your employer hasn’t fulfilled the agreement, we can review your claim and help you recover compensation.

We Represent Wage Earners Throughout the New York Metro

When it comes to commissions, bonuses and other forms of compensation, it’s important for employees to understand the details of how the amount and frequency of payments are calculated.

Article 6 of New York’s Labor Law outlines the payment of wages, the protections afforded employees and other matters related to wages, benefits, and other matters pertaining to compensation. The New York State Department of Labor has prepared an easy-to-follow guide outlining some key factors of the state’s wage and hour laws.

If you were promised a bonus and not paid, you are owed this money, and we will fight for you. If you are receiving a severance, your employer is required to meet the terms of your settlement. Perhaps you agreed to salary continuation but haven’t received compensation. Or maybe you chose to receive a lump sum payment and your employer has withheld payment. As your representatives, we can help you contest your severance and ensure you receive the compensation you’re entitled to.

If we work out a settlement, we will do everything in our power to ensure that the payment is timed so that you can collect your unemployment too.

Our Lawyers Can Help You Review and Understand Your Compensation Agreements

Usually, employers and employees sign a written agreement that outlines the details of commissions, salary, bonuses, and other factors that are calculated and dispersed. However, if there is no formal, written agreement, employees will need to convince the court that his or her recollection of the agreement is correct.

If you have questions or think your employer owes you unpaid wages, we can work with you, explain the law and help you take appropriate action.

Serving Clients Throughout the Five Boroughs and The New York Metro Area

If you have questions regarding severance or commissions, contact us at our law office in Midtown Manhattan by calling or by sending an email. Your initial consultation is free and confidential.