When Should I be Paid Commissions?
Payment of Commissions Under Massachusetts Law
Commissions are considered wages under the Massachusetts Wage Act. That means they should be paid on the same schedule as regular payroll- weekly or bi-weekly, or in some situations monthly.
This is often not the case, and can be complicated by the fact that different employers have different policies about when commissions are considered earned, and when they are paid after they are earned.
You also should be paid your earned commissions at the end of your employment, even if the policy says that you have to be still employed to receive payment.
If you have a question about whether your commission pay is being unlawfully delayed, or whether you are being paid accurately per the commission policy, you should contact an employment lawyer for help.
Learn more here about commission pay under the Massachusetts Wage Act.
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