Ponte Vedra, FL asked in Contracts and Employment Law for Minnesota

Q: Can a door-to-door sales company refuse to pay you your commission earnings if you aren't bound to set dates or hours?

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Paul Lelii
Paul Lelii
  • Bloomington, MN
  • Licensed in Minnesota

A: Hello there. The facts you pose begs the questions what provided reason by the company for not paying your commissions, and whether you have a written contract that governs the relationship. Also, the state law in the state you live in may govern your relationship with the company. Generally, a company cannot withhold duly earned commissions from you without any justified reasons. Depending on the number of unpaid commissions owed to you, you can initiate a smalls claims proceeding or you may have to file a suit; also, this will depend on the contract and whether there is a valid arbitration clause.

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