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Commission Disputes

NJ Employment Attorneys Help Sales Reps with Commission Disputes

Protecting your right to full compensation in New Jersey and New York

There is often a long delay between the time a salesperson earns a commission and when the commission is actually paid. If the employee leaves the company before the commission is paid, the check sometimes never gets cut.

Types Of Commission Disputes

The attorneys at Deutsch Atkins & Kleinfeldt, P.C. have helped hundreds of employees in commission disputes, including:

  • Wall Street traders
  • Auto sales representatives
  • Computer and software sales representatives
  • Industrial equipment sales representatives
  • Insurance sales representatives

As one of Northern New Jersey’s largest and most successful employment litigation law firms, we work diligently to get you the compensation you deserve.

Helping you recover the money you earned

For many sales employees, especially stockbrokers, year-end bonus pay makes up a significant portion of their annual compensation. If at year’s end those employees are no longer with the company, it can be difficult for them to collect bonus pay even if they’ve earned it. New Jersey law provides that commissions to employees must be paid, regardless of whether the employee still works for the company.

Breach Of Employment Contracts In NJ

The terms of your commission payments should be set forth in your employment contract. Your employer’s failure to follow these terms constitutes a breach of contract. An employee has the right to file suit and seek the following:

  • Commissions owed — All amounts due to a sales representative, manufacturers representative, manager, executive or other employee paid by commission must occur according to the terms of the employment contract.
  • Exemplary damages — Depending on the circumstances, you may be entitled to recover exemplary or punitive damages. For example, if your employer fired you and failed to pay your rightful commissions because of racial or sexual discrimination, the court may grant you a monetary award that is intended to send a message to other employers.
  • Attorney fees — The court may order the employer to pay your attorney’s fees and costs.

Whether your case is an employer/employee matter or a complex partnership dispute, we are ready to assist you. We have extensive knowledge of the laws related to your commission dispute, so we can help you win the full compensation you have earned.

Contact our experienced commission dispute attorneys to schedule an appointment

If your employer has shorted you on commissions and bonus pay, come to Deutsch Atkins & Kleinfeldt, P.C. Our attorneys serve clients in Northern New Jersey, including Hudson, Morris, Passaic and Bergen counties, and New York City. To schedule a free initial consultation, call 551-245-8894 or contact us online.

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Neil H. Deutsch

Neil H. Deutsch has been practicing law for over 35 years and is known as a skilled negotiator in employment and discrimination law. He believes in a bottom-line approach of risk analysis and cost effectiveness for his clients. "Case evaluation is something we take seriously," says Mr. Deutsch who seeks top net dollar for his…

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Bruce L. Atkins
Senior Partner

Bruce L. Atkins is the Senior Managing Partner at Deutsch Atkins & Kleinfeldt P.C., a prominent plaintiff employment law firm in the tri-state area. Mr. Atkins believes employees’ rights should be aggressively pursued when they’ve been wrongfully dealt with by their employers. He brings this philosophy to his practice when considering each case and its…

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Adam J. Kleinfeldt

Adam J. Kleinfeldt joined Deutsch Atkins & Kleinfeldt, P.C. in March of 2015.  He primarily represents individuals in employment litigation such as discrimination, retaliation and whistle blowing matters. He has extensive experience in all phases of the litigation process. Adam has obtained significant results for his clients, including a $525,000 jury verdict in a sexual…

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Debra M. McGarvey

Debra M. McGarvey joined Deutsch Atkins & Kleinfeldt, P.C. in December 2019. She has extensive experience defending employees and employers in state and federal court in employment litigation matters. She has represented clients on various issues arising out of the New Jersey Law Against Discrimination (NJLAD), the New Jersey Conscientious Employee Protection Act (CEPA), the…

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Carly Skarbnik Meredith

Carly Skarbnik Meredith, Esq. is a Partner at the firm. Carly has focused her career exclusively in the field of employment law. She has a plethora of experience representing both employees and employers with their employment issues, needs, and concerns. She believes representing both employees and employers has made her an extremely well-rounded client advocate.…


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