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I managed a sales and marketing company for two years. For 9 months of that i was a hiring manager and recieved overrides on about 15 employees. The overrides before i resigned this last friday totaled out at $5,600. The ceo of company is willing to settle but not for the whole amount. As I have been told the money was entirely mine before i quit. I would like to know if he does not want to give me the money in whole. What could i take him to court for. Alex Gonzalez cleveland, oh XXX-XXX-XXXX
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This all depends on whether or not the overrides are considered bonus or commissions. If they are considered commissions then they must be paid like wages and if they are considered bonus then the payment is in accordance to the employer's policy on payment of bonus on termination of employment.


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Customer reply replied 8 years ago
They are all commission's. I recieved 10% of office profit while in the position. Seeing as though the sole purpose of saving the money was to open my own office ( essentially a franchise ) of that office, the owner is saying he should not have to pay me the full amount. He is probably just looking at this like im 23 years old and he can take advantage of the situation. I would just like to know in all honesty should i settle for as much as i can get or should i try and get my full amount.
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If they are commission, then they are considered wages and must be paid upon your leaving the employer. If they will not pay them, then you can sue for a wage claim. You can also file a wage claim with the department of labor's wage and hour division for failure to pay wages.
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