Thanks for the additional information.
Clearly the failure of the employer to pay both your salary and any commissions due under company policy for commissions is in violation of CA and federal laws.
You may apply to the CA Department of Labor for assistance, or you may sue the employer directly for the unpaid wages (CA considers commissions due as wages, just as they do salaries).
You may actually sue the employer in court and recover your wages/commissions. Additionally, if you sue in court, under federal laws (FLSA), you are also entitled to seek what is called Liquidated damages. Liquidated damages is equal to the amount of back wages that they owe you and must be paid in addition to the wages themselves---so you essentially get double the wages owed you in the claim based on their willful failure to pay you. Additionally, you will be entitled to be awarded costs of the court as well as your attorney fees incurred in filing suit and litigating it against your employer. http://labor-employment-law.lawyers.com/wage-and-hour-law/Liquidated-Damages-and-FLSA-Claims.html
A recent law signed by the CA Governor, allows CA employees to seek liquidated damages when making a claim to the Division of Labor Standards Enforcement (DLSE), just as they could if suing in court initially. So in CA whether you make a claim to the Division of Labor Standards Enforcement, or file an action in court on your own, you may seek liquidated damages. Here is a link to an article on the change---good for CA employees, but bad for CA employers: http://www.shawvalenza.com/publications.php?id=343
The award of liquidated damages is mandatory unless employer shows that (A) act or omission giving rise to violation was in good faith and (B) the employer had reasonable grounds for believing that act or omission was not a violation of 29 U.S.C.A. § 216(b). This is a very difficult standard for the employer to meet.
Here is an excellent article which deals with pursuing an FLSA claim---which you may do in either state court or federal court. Do take the time to review it:
CA Labor Code Section 1194.2. (a) In any action under Section 98, 1193.6, or 1194 torecover wages because of the payment of a wage less than the minimumwage fixed by an order of the commission or by statute, an employeeshall be entitled to recover liquidated damages in an amount equal tothe wages unlawfully unpaid and interest thereon. Nothing in thissubdivision shall be construed to authorize the recovery ofliquidated damages for failure to pay overtime compensation. (b) Notwithstanding subdivision (a), if the employer demonstratesto the satisfaction of the court or the Labor Commissioner that theact or omission giving rise to the action was in good faith and thatthe employer had reasonable grounds for believing that the act oromission was not a violation of any provision of the Labor Coderelating to minimum wage, or an order of the commission, the court orthe Labor Commissioner may, as a matter of discretion, refuse toaward liquidated damages or award any amount of liquidated damagesnot exceeding the amount specified in subdivision (a). (c) This section applies only to civil actions commenced on orafter January 1, 1992.
You may reply back to me again if you have additional questions, and I will continue to assist you.
I wish you the best in your future,