Failure to Pay Commissions

It’s a common story – an employee is terminated from a job and told that because they are no longer employed on the dates that commissions are calculated or paid, they are no longer entitled to commissions for the work they performed before they were terminated.  What this statement ignores is that fact that Maryland law is quite favorable to employees when it comes to collecting commission payments, as long as the employee completed whatever work the employee was expected to complete to earn the commission payment.

Perhaps the most important legal point for employees to keep in mind is that if their employer refuses to pay earned commission within ten days of the end o.f their employment, then the employee can, in many circumstances, sue the employer for treble damages as well as attorneys’ fees and costs.  Thus, employers who do not pay commissions to their employees in a reasonable length of time may be faced with severe penalties.

Andrew Dansicker has extensive experience analyzing potential failure to pay commission cases and litigating such commission cases at the state, federal and administrative levels.  If you believe that your commissions are being unfairly or improperly withheld, contact commissions pay attorney Andrew Dansicker at The Law Office of Andrew M. Dansicker online, or call 410-771-5668.  To reach Mr. Dansicker immediately please fill out the consultation form and he will return your email within 24 hours.