I see. Thank you for clarifying the situation for me, Craig.
Employees typically stop "earning" commission following termination
of the employment relationship unless the employer engages in a wrongful discharge of the employee. However, where the employer's policy of employment agreement to not expressly indicate that commissions are no longer earned following termination, there is typically grounds for an employee to argue that their commissions continue to be earned according to the contract or policy set out by the employer.
Here is a link which summarizes the law on this issue:
While the employer may have meant that commissions are no longer earned following termination, if that is not indicated in the policy or contract, then a former employee could argue that the continue to be owed commissions according to the policy or contract.
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