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Thank you for using Just Answer. I look forward to assisting you this evening.It depends on the terms of the contract, but it absolutely can be, yes. I actually work part-time for a travel agency and my contract states that if I leave or am terminated, any unpaid commissions revert back to the agency itself. I can tell you from reading contracts within the travel agency industry, this is pretty common. If you have your contract, you can attach a copy here, and I'll be happy to review it for you.If you need additional information or clarification, please REPLY and I'll be happy to assist you further. Thank you.
Can you tell me the exact language? Does it say you owe a specific amount? Or that you forfeit all unpaid commissions?
Then they can take what you owe, but if your paycheck was more then that, they should pay you any remainder.
You're very welcome. One final thought - if you are an independent contractor, you can't file a wage claim in Arizona, but you could file a small claims case against them for the money. Depending on how much you're owed (it doesn't sound like it will be that much) it may not necessarily be worth it due to the filing fees.