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Ive worked on a sales commission for our state chamber of

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I've worked on a sales commission for our state chamber of commerce for over 18 months. They've chosen to terminate my contract as of May 31. Do they owe me for commissions on membership sales and renewals if the money arrives in their office after May 31?
Submitted: 6 years ago.
Category: Business Law
Expert:  Richard replied 6 years ago.

Good evening. Yes...all commissions that are earned as of May 31 but for collection must be paid to you. If they do not pay your voluntarily, file a claim to collect those commissions.



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Customer: replied 6 years ago.
Yes, I know this, but what I am asking is this: I was selling memberships for the state chamber. I have two companies who because of budget constraints are going to join July 1 at the beginning of the fiscal year, instead of before May 31, when my contract expires. I established these contacts are they are committed to joining and were listed in my sales report. When they send in their membership dues in July, am I due a commission, even though my contact expired May 31?
Expert:  Richard replied 6 years ago.

Unfortunately, you will not be entitled to a commission. It's possible you could explain the situation and they might be willing to pay you all or a portion of the commission, but because they companies have no obligation to join, you would not have earned it and would not legally be entitled to it. I'm sorry!