Court gives green light to tech sales employee's unpaid commission claims

The 4th Circuit (whose rulings apply to all North Carolina, South Carolina, and West Virginia employers) recently revived an employee's lawsuit alleging his employer capped his commissions for three large deals despite representing to him in various communications that the payments were uncapped. The case is a good reminder for employers to be consistent in communications to employees about their eligibility to earn and be paid commissions. Even a commission plan with all the bells and whistles may not be enough to defeat a claim for unpaid commissions if the employer has otherwise disseminated information contrary to the written plan. Read More...