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Blaquebuete
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re: Son getting screwed by former employer

When an employee quits, an employer must pay the employee all wages due by the
regular payday on which the employee would have been paid if employment had continued
or within 15 days, whichever occurs first. Louisiana Stat. 23:631





Sophandros
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re: Son getting screwed by former employer
Commissions aren't regular wages.


NaturalBeam
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re: Son getting screwed by former employer
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When an employee quits, an employer must pay the employee all wages due by the regular payday on which the employee would have been paid if employment had continued or within 15 days, whichever occurs first. Louisiana Stat. 23:631


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Blaquebuete
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re: Son getting screwed by former employer
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it shall be the duty of the person employing such laborer or other employee to pay the amount then due under the terms of employment


If he was hired in a position that paid commission...fairly certain it would be easy to prove with like positions within the company, job description, etc.

The company must follow GAAP accounting, and will have records of all commissions paid minimum within the past year as well.



TheOcean
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re: Son getting screwed by former employer
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Commissions aren't regular wages.


Right. But, I'm guessing that it's an implied contract based on previous relationship. His son would just have to prove that he earned the commission before termination (not a lawyer).


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NaturalBeam
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re: Son getting screwed by former employer
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If he was hired in a position that paid commission...fairly certain it would be easy to prove with like positions within the company, job description, etc.
right, but "then due" doesn't mean "owed" - if it is company policy to pay out commission every ____ months, then the money isn't "then due" until that payout date - not a retroactive date for when the commission was earned.


CtotheVrzrbck
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re: Son getting screwed by former employer
Small claims court. I've had to do it 3 out of the last 4 years, and might be doing it again this spring.


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theBeard
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re: Son getting screwed by former employer
Had a former employer that some very tiny fine print in a employee manuel that stated if you resigned you forfeit any commishions and bonuses not collected even if project or sale complete. Might want to look into the fine print. A buddy was denied $9,200 becaus of this.


TheOcean
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re: Son getting screwed by former employer
Also, if your son is going to need this employer for a reference in the future, it would be wise not to burn the bridge over $2,100.


hendrixfan
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re: Son getting screwed by former employer
call the Labor Board


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meauxjeaux2
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re: Son getting screwed by former employer
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I have been told that mite be an issue
I hear they can be issues.
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foshizzle
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re: Son getting screwed by former employer
We need more detail. He filed an expense report and they specifically told him he isn't getting reimbursed? What reason did they give?


TheOcean
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re: Son getting screwed by former employer
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Had a former employer that some very tiny fine print in a employee manuel that stated if you resigned you forfeit any commishions and bonuses not collected even if project or sale complete


Sounds like your buddy should have looked into taking some legal action.


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SUB
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Member since Jan 2009
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re: Son getting screwed by former employer
Is there something wrong with calling the former employer's HR dept and requesting payment of expenses and commission? It shouldn't really be all that difficult.


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Keltic Tiger
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re: Son getting screwed by former employer
He earned the commission back in late Nov. when he had no intention to find another job & was a normal, full time employee. They put him off then by claiming an accounting error.Come late Dec. they blamed the holidays & numerous accounting dept employees being out on vacation. When he did give 2 wks notice the second wk in Jan, his immediate boss told him to just keep working & they would take care of him in regards to all monies owed. My son sent him a specific email immediately after the conversation, confirming the conversation & what exactly was owed him. He got nothing back. Since then, he's gotten amounts owed him in a trickle of payments, none of which was for the Nov. earned commission or Dec. travel expenses.He's good on all his wages, but he's had no response to his questions bout the rest of what he's owed. He's never been told directly that he won't be paid, they just keep ignoring him once they got the laptop back. He has all the documentation re the commission he earned & has copies of all his expense receipts. Am what I am hearing is that filing a small claims complaint is the only answer? Is the fact that it is an out of state employer a problem...I can see it would be, presumabley. I have access to an atty who would be willing to write a nasty letter on his firm's letterhead, but I don't want to waste his time if this is just going to be a bunch of BS.


MakeMoney
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re: Son getting screwed by former employer
Better Call SAL!!!!


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TexasTiger1185
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Member since Sep 2011
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re: Son getting screwed by former employer
File with EEOC or LWC. Employers in LA have to pay terminated employees within 15 days or on the next payday, whichever comes sooner. If it has been longer than that serve 'em up.



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TigersRuleTheEarth
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re: Son getting screwed by former employer
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Will Cover


DOn't I owe you a T-shirt?


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TexasTiger1185
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re: Son getting screwed by former employer
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Also, if your son is going to need this employer for a reference in the future, it would be wise not to burn the bridge over $2,100.


$2100 is a lot of money to me. On top of that is the principle, I would fight them for it. Who's to say they would give him a good reference? They have proven to be pretty low life company by not giving him his earned income.

2100 to company < 2100 to individual

How much money did the company make off of the deals that got him 2100 in commission?


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foshizzle
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Washington DC metro
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re: Son getting screwed by former employer
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He earned the commission back in late Nov. when etc.


He should write to HR (cc'ing the old boss) specifically asking them when the November commission will be paid and by what date. If they say they won't do it then get a specific reason why not (they may actually be on legal ground after all, for example its possible the old boss didn't have authority to make the promises he made).

Once he has answers to those questions then he can consider what to do.

If they never respond then follow up again and ask for a response of some sort within another 2-3 weeks. If they still don't respond write a third time stating he will consider his legal options if a response is not received within a month.

But he has to be very specific about by what date a response is expected (a couple of weeks is probably enough) and also about exactly what info he needs. Otherwise he could very well be ignored.


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