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Unpaid Bonuses and Commissions

Unpaid Bonuses and Commissions

Pennsylvania and New Jersey law requires employers to pay employees in a timely manner when an employee leaves. Employees have a right to wages owed whether they are terminated, resign or are laid off.

Unpaid wages may include salary, bonuses and unpaid commissions. In some circumstances, employees are due a bonus or commission but are terminated prior to the day the bonus or commission is scheduled to be paid, and their employer refuses to pay the bonus or commission on the basis that the employee must be employed on the scheduled day in order to collect payment.  However, depending upon the circumstances, employees may still be entitled to these bonus or commission wages.

Determining whether to pursue a legal claim is an important decision. You should be aware of your rights and prepared to take action if your rights are violated. Bell & Bell LLP offers free initial consultations, and we will take the time necessary to understand your situation and concerns.

If an employer has refused to pay you salary, bonuses or commissions either while you are employed or following a termination, you should seek immediate legal advice. For a consultation with a lawyer at Bell & Bell LLP regarding unpaid wages, call 215.569.2500 or contact us online.