WITHHOLDING WAGES, BONUSES & COMMISSIONS
In uncertain times, some employers are unable to honour their obligations to make contractual payments of salary, commissions, or bonuses.
Failures to pay these sums can often amount to breaches of contract and a continued failure to pay can lead to significant arrears.
We advise parties who have had their pay “stopped” or who have unexpectedly received shortfalls in the commissions or bonuses they were expecting.
In this situation, you need to take professional advice quickly, as being seen to accept or acquiesce in the behaviour can lead to your claim becoming weaker, or failing totally.
FAILURES TO PAY THESE SUMS CAN OFTEN AMOUNT TO BREACHES OF CONTRACT
Wages are protected (in usual contexts the term “wages” can include commissions) in the Employment Rights Act and employers can only withhold wages in very limited circumstances.
For more information please contact our team.
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