Dear NY employment lawyer/law specialist,
I was brought on by a cost reduction company in the telecom space to onboard accounts, get them signed onto our process, with a contract
that doesn't obligate them to move forward, but will protect us if they decide to move forward (as we capture our compensation from the carrier they choose at the end of our process).
I am then to hand the account off to a team that does the analysis, presents the solutions, gets the client to choose a solution, implements that solution and we are then paid by the solution vendor chosen...only then are we paid our commission.
The process, once I get the client to sign the contract, takes 6-12 months for the Account Leader team to close (meaning the client goes through the process and actually chooses a solution - our close rate is more than 95% once I onboard them).
I chose this position because of the upside potential (3% on accounts that closed - albeit would take a while - and that would be paid for life of the client. I was promised equity as well)
I have brought in 13 accounts that total yearly revenue yielded to the company in the millions. They have decided to change the commission plan, based on the fact they don't want to pay out the money and are claiming the accounts haven't actually "closed" so they don't count towards the old commission plan structure.
What are my options in the state of NY?
Do they need to honor the fact I completed my role in excellence and comp me on the work I did prior to the accounts closing with the account leader team?
I'm working for a very sneaky boss...and I'm really upset about this.