Unpaid Commissions Labor & Employment Lawyers

If you’ve been the victim of Unpaid Commissions. Our law firm can help. We represent employees who have been the victims of Unpaid Commissions, Unpaid Wages and Wage Theft in NY

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Unpaid Commissions

When someone is fired from their job, a common question that comes up is whether or not they are entitled to the commissions they were promised. Call us to learn your rights

Fair Labor Standards Act

The FLSA sets certain rules and regulations when it comes to how much an employee earns while they are on commission. Our lawyers are experts in using the FSLA to hold employers who don’t pay commissions, accountable

Unpaid Commissions Lawyers

our lawyers advise unpaid sales commissions victims what are some of the legal implications and options for finding a solution? Find out more about what you can do if you’re owed unpaid commissions

“El-Hag helped me recover $100,000 in unpaid overtime because the time spent traveling was not paid”


We’ve helped employees just like you recover millions in damages. I can help you too!

El-Hag & Associates, P.C is a labor & employment law firm that fights for employees, workers, and freelancers who are owed unpaid sales commissions or are the victims of sales commission theft. Often workers are not familiar with Federal, State, and Local Laws, relating to t payment of commissions. Because of this they often do not realize that they may be owed sales commission due to commission payment miscalculations or other errors. Some employees know that they are victims of employer theft of their sales commissions but don’t know how to go about getting their money, or are otherwise intimidated by their employer from justifiably getting the money they are entitled to and worked so hard to earn.

It is our goal as a sales commission and sales commission theft labor and employment law firm to educate and empower every working person in Westchester County New York, New York City, and the surrounding areas to learn whether they are victims of unpaid work commissions now, or how to protect themselves, so they are never taken advantage of by their employer. We will educate you about your rights at work and create a comprehensive legal strategy, and plan to address your Unpaid Commissions or employer theft of your commissions. We guarantee a relationship of ongoing trust, transparency, and communication. If you feel you have been paid incorrectly, treated unfairly in the workplace, or wrongly terminated, call El-Hag & Associates, P.C- a Westchester New York labor & employment law firm and we will fight for you.

When a New York worker, employee, or freelancer, has earned a sales commission, an employer must pay that person within a specified time. Perhaps you have not received your sales commission payment, which is overdue. Maybe you believe that you weren’t paid the proper sales commission amount. Contact an experienced unpaid commissions lawyer at El-Hag & Associates, PC, because you might have an unpaid commission wage claim. You might also have an unpaid wages claim against your workplace if you were not paid for additional work. Learn your legal options and develop a strategy to get the sales commission money you earned.

New York and its localities have laws that regulate sales commissions earned as an employee. To get your unpaid commissions from your employer, you must become more familiar with these labor and employment laws before proposing or accepting an offer.

In NY, you and your employer must sign a commission agreement that specifies how wages, salary, and sales commissions are calculated.
If there is no written and duly signed and executed commissions agreement between the employer and employee, specifying how the employee is compensated, how often your wages and commissions are reconciled, and the terms of separation if you get terminated, as required by New York State law, Courts in NY will generally give more weight to the terms of employment as recollected by the employee, as opposed to that of the employer.If there is an employment agreement relating to the commissions you believe are owed to you by your employer, the court will follow the contract’s express language. Because NY employment and labor laws vary from other states, it is advised that you learn your legal options and a legal strategy by consulting with the experienced NY unpaid commissions lawyers at El-Hag & Associates PC.

Sometimes when you work on commission, for example, in a sales position where your pay depends on the number of sales you make, it may not be clear what was already “earned.” Because of this, you may have questions or concerns about your commission and whether it is being correctly calculated and paid. At El-Hag & Associates, PC., we can review your employment commission contract or commission agreement, advise you of your legal options, develop a legal strategy, and start a legal claim for unpaid commissions and other wage and employment issues we often find when we investigate unpaid commissions that are due, on your behalf of employees who come to us for a Free No Obligation Legal Consultation.

Lack of commission payments is a frequent problem for sales employees.

  1. If commission payments are delayed, employees may experience financial hardship.
  2. Employers may be liable for failing to pay commissions owed to employees.
  3. Employees can file a complaint with the state labor department if they are not receiving commissions.
  4. common types of commission complaints include not being paid for all sales, not being paid on time, and having deductions taken from commissions
  5. failure to pay commissions can have a significant financial impact on workers, especially if they rely on commissions as their primary source of income

Laws vary from state to state, so it is advisable to consult with a New York unpaid commission lawyer at El-Hag & Associates, P.C. to determine whether your commission agreement and your employer’s actions to comply with the law. Under New York law, a commission agreement must be in writing and signed by both the employer and employee. In the absence of a signed written agreement, courts will favor the terms as recollected by the employee over those of the employer.

The commission agreement must state how wages, salary, and commissions are calculated; if it provides for a recoverable draw, the frequency of reconciliation; and, in the event of termination or resignation, how wages, salary, and commissions will be paid.

Before signing your contract, you should review its terms. In New York, courts generally uphold the express language of the agreement, so it is important to understand what you are signing.

While you may feel you are owed commission on a particular sale, it is possible your commission has not yet been “earned” under your agreement. If you are unclear about any of the provisions of your agreement or are unsure whether you have been properly paid, the commission attorneys at El-Hag & Associates, P.C.  can review your work situation and contract and, where appropriate, bring a lawsuit for unpaid wages on your behalf. Also, under the New York Labor Law, an employee can bring a claim dating back six years. Moreover, even though an employee is paid commissions, they are still likely entitled to overtime pay for all hours over 40 per week. We can review your contract and, where proper, bring a lawsuit for unpaid wages on your behalf. Also, under the New York Labor Law, an employee can bring a claim dating back six years. Moreover, even though some employees are paid commissions, they are still likely entitled to overtime pay for all hours over 40 per week.


Are you an hourly, salaried, or tipped worker?

You might be owed tens of thousands of dollars in lost wages, emotional distress, and other damages and not even know it!

Usually, an employer will withhold your last paycheck or commissions, and make certain deductions from your last paycheck for bogus expenses. Your employer must provide you with your last paycheck on payday immediately following your last day of employment. And your employer cannot deduct money from your wages without your express authorization and only for benefits provided through the job. Often, the employer feels it is only one paycheck, so it is not enough for an attorney to take the case. Do not feel this way; if your boss does not pay you your last paycheck, you have rights, and El-Hag & Associates, P.C can get you the money you are owed.

Our NY Unpaid Wages Law Firm Will Fight To Get Your Money

If you believe your employer has stolen wages from you, our wage theft lawyers can help you recover what is rightfully yours.

  • No upfront fees or retainers – we get paid only if YOU get paid
    ​You could get DOUBLE your unpaid wages in penalties and damages
  • ​8 in 10 clients recover tens of thousands, and 2 in 10 can recover life changing amounts.
  • Generally takes 4 – 9 months from start to money-in-your-pocket
  • Our Unpaid wages lawyers will know how to best collect evidence to prove your case and build a strong argument.
  • Our experienced unpaid wages attorneys can negotiate on your behalf to get you the best possible outcome.
  • Our wage theft lawyers can help you file a claim with the Department of Labor or take your case to court. (Which is unnecessary in most cases)
  • Protection from revenge – your boss can’t fire you, change your hours or mess with your work environment due to your Unpaid Wages or Wage Theft Claim
  • ​You can recover from any company you worked for in the past six years for unpaid wages.
  • We’ll do all the hard work to get you your Money. You just need to give me the details. You (usually) won’t even have to show up
  • You can get your job back or front pay instead of getting your job back so you have money in your pocket while you look for another job.
  • Hiring our experienced NY wage theft law firm gives you the best chance of recovering the wages that were stolen from you.

Case Results


recovered $160,000 in severance pay and left work on his own terms.


recovered $60,000 when her employer denied her leave for her disabled child (3 years pay)!


recovered $50,000 for losing his job after his boss made racists comments!


recovered $25,000 in unpaid overtime because her boss incorrectly treated her as not entitled to overtime under the law as a salaried office worker.



recovered $45,000 as a deli worker because he worked more than 40 hours a week without overtime pay. The boss paid him off the books without paying him any overtime and we recovered an extra $10,000 in penalties.

Client Reviews

What are the most common jobs in which commission theft occurs?

Hospitality and service workers

Personal services providers

Commission on gross profit, Sales revenue commission, Placement fees, Performance gates.

Personal services providers<br />

Inside sales-people

ISR – Inbound Sales Rep, LDR – Lead Development Rep, LRR – Lead Response Rep, MQR – Marketing Qualification Rep, MRR – Market Response Rep, SDR – Sales Development Rep, BDR – Business Development Rep, ADR – Account Development Rep

How we help you recover your
unpaid wages in just 4-9 months

Let our Unpaid Commissions Theft Law Firm Fight for You

Don’t let your employer keep your hard-earned unpaid commissions money by threatening or scaring you into inaction.

  • You can sue any company you worked for in the past six years. It does not have to be a company at which you are currently working.
  • ​Attorney-Client Privilege- We CANNOT tell anyone about your case unless you ask us to. Your call is 100% confidential and protected by the attorney-client privilege.
  • The law protects you. The law prevents retaliation. You can collect lost wages and benefits, penalties, demand your job back, and even demand front pay (money to cover you for the time it would take to find new work).
  • Attack only when you’re comfortable. We only move forward when you are ready. There is no pressure to start. You can have your free wage evaluation, come up with a strategy, collect evidence, and begin when you are ready.

Why you should not wait to take action

There are many reasons why you need to act fast before you lose your chance to collect your money.

  • The Company can go out of business.
  • ​You can run out of time to bring a lawsuit
  • The company can be sold or transferred.
  • Someone else could sue and complicate your chance of collecting your wages
  • The company could file for bankruptcy
  • The owner could die

Client Reviews

Kinney Glass
Kinney Glass
June 10, 2022
I was discouraged by other firms who told me it wasn’t worth effort. After the first time speaking with Jordan El-Hag I decided to place my faith in him. He was patient and meticulous. Always keeping me up to date with the case. When curveballs would come my way the team would reassure me not to worry. I will recommend everyone I know to El Hag and Associates.
Justina Peets
Justina Peets
June 2, 2022
Jordan and his staff was so professional, and on top of my case, they updated me throughout the process the whole way through! If i ever need a lawyer again i will be calling Jordan without a second thought.
January 12, 2022
I was discouraged by other firms who told me it wasn’t worth the cost or effort. After talking with Jordan El-Hag I decided to place my faith in him. He was patient and meticulous. I’m very grateful for the work he has done.
George J
George J
December 3, 2021
Had the opportunity to work with Jordan recently on a very complex issue. Jordan was very patient as I shared a significant amount of information. After asking some clarifying questions Jordon was able to quickly offer a recommended solution. Highly recommend!
August 28, 2021
I had a pending Labor Case for a long time, Mr. Jordan with his great team of Profesionals managed to solve my case. The took care of everything achieving the benefit in my favor. Undoubtedly recommended.
Angelica Webber
Angelica Webber
August 18, 2021
El abogado Jordan es muy bueno en negociar. Recupera dinero de salarios y de horas extras sin incurrrir en tanto gasto judicial. Super recomendadisimo.
Jeffrey Medina
Jeffrey Medina
July 20, 2021
Very responsive and knowledgeable. Great guy who is willing to help no matter how big or small the issue or question.
Matthew Zekanovic
Matthew Zekanovic
July 17, 2021
Jordan and his team are the best at what they do. His professionalism is nothing but superior and made the whole process easy and stress free. There wasn't a single objective that he couldn't overcome. Jordan was nothing but honest, transparent, and easy to work with. Never at one point did I feel he wasn't trustworthy. He guided me in the right direction to achieve the best possible outcome, and succeeded. I wouldn't recommend anyone else but El-Hag & Associates!

Why clients prefer El-Hag Law

Millions in unpaid wages on behalf of individual clients

Although we have litigated class action lawsuits, nothing makes us happier than handing an individual a check for tens of thousands of dollars. It’s a life-changing experience for most of our clients. That is why we focus on helping the most underserved people and take on the most challenging to win cases. We know how to win these cases and are not afraid to fight on our clients' behalf.

Experience representing employees on an individual or class action basis

Did you know that you could end up receiving less as being part of a class-action lawsuit instead of litigating your case individually? We have handled numerous cases where there are multiple clients, and we know when it would benefit our clients to be part of a class action or not. Generally, class actions benefit the lawyers more than the clients, and we will never put our interest before yours. We always keep our current clients' interests at the forefront of our decisions. Because we have experience handling class action lawsuits and individual lawsuits, we can help you make the right decision for your case.

Will take your case to trial if necessary

The truth is that most lawsuits settle. Many attorneys have no experience going to trial. However, we will. And because we will bring it to trial, we can get better settlements for our clients because other firms know we will go the distance.

Your case is handled by the same person from start to finish

How would you like it if the person who handles your trial is not the person who had all the experience of putting your case together from the beginning? Some law firms will have different people working on different parts of the case to make the firm more efficient. However, in the process, things can fall through the cracks. Not with us. One person handles your case from start to finish, so the representative is personally familiar with all people and facts.

There is an art to winning a lawsuit. How can a person know how a witness will behave at trial if they had no interaction with the witness before the trial date? It's impossible to be effective. These are the kinds of things most people do not know to ask when they are evaluating lawyers. But because we need to win your case to get paid, we make sure that your case does not fall through the cracks.

We care about you and your case

We don't nickel and dime clients for 1-minute phone calls. We put in the time to build relationships and educate our clients. We know this is a scary process for most people. Every client who has walked through our door has never been in a lawsuit before. We want to make sure you are comfortable and educated on what is going on with your case. We provide you with the right information to make educated decisions about your case. It takes time to build strong relationships, and we are happy to put in the time for you.


Company lied by saying employees should not be paid for travel time because they only used the construction headquarters for commuting.


Hired a private detective to video tape the construction yard in the mornings to show that the workday began when employees arrived to work.


We secured for our client one of the largest single-person wage recoveries that the Judge had seen in his career!


Company tried to not pay our client who worked in an office overtime by claiming she was an exempt administrative employee and sales person.


We got the business owner to lie under oath, and then showed the court the evidence of our client working at the restaurant. Subjecting the company owner to perjury charges.


Our client secured $35,000 and was able to start a restaurant of his own with his family using the settlement money.


Company tried to not pay our client who worked in an office overtime by claiming she was an exempt administrative employee and sales person.


We threatened to bring a class action lawsuit against the company because they misclassified all the workers in the same position, and we were able to negotiate a premium settlement for our client.


We secured our client $50,000 and she landed a new job the next week. She was able to buy a new car for commuting and put money into her retirement savings account.

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