Trusted Unpaid Bonuses & Commissions Lawyer in Rochester, NY

At Cordello Law, I understand the importance of fair compensation, including bonuses and commissions, for your hard work and contributions. If you have not received the bonuses or commissions you are entitled to, I am here to fight for your rights. Whether it’s negotiating with your employer, pursuing legal action, or seeking alternative resolutions, I will work tirelessly to ensure that you receive the compensation you deserve.

Unpaid Bonuses & Commissions Legal Services Offered at Cordello Law

With a keen focus on bonuses and commission legal services, I am dedicated to addressing issues related to unpaid or wrongfully withheld compensation. Leveraging my specialized expertise and extensive experience, I have successfully advocated for clients in cases involving unpaid bonuses, commission disputes, breach of contract, and other related matters. My unwavering commitment is to protect your rights and pursue the recovery of the bonuses and commissions owed to you.

My services include:

  • Analyzing your case: I will personally evaluate the circumstances surrounding your claim related to unpaid bonuses and commissions. By thoroughly assessing your employment contract, compensation plan, and any relevant correspondences, I will help you understand the strength of your claim and the legal avenues available to you.

  • Defending your rights: I will tirelessly work to uphold your rights as an employee, seeking the most favorable outcome in your case. I will effectively combat any unlawful employment practices that have led to your unpaid or wrongfully withheld bonuses or commissions.

  • Seeking remedies: I will strive to secure remedies on your behalf, which may include the recovery of the unpaid bonuses or commissions, interest, attorneys’ fees, and in some cases, punitive damages.

  • Providing guidance and support: I understand that dealing with unpaid compensation issues can be a complex and stressful process, and I am committed to providing compassionate support and clear guidance throughout the legal journey.

If you have been denied the bonuses or commissions rightfully owed to you, don’t hesitate to contact me today to schedule a consultation. I’m here to help you understand your legal options and advocate for your rights as an employee in Rochester, NY.

Important Things You Should Know regarding Unpaid Bonuses & Commission

Unpaid Bonuses & Commission Questions & Answers

Bonuses and commissions are forms of additional compensation that employers provide to employees. A bonus is typically a predetermined amount given to an employee in addition to their base salary, often as a reward for meeting or exceeding performance goals. On the other hand, a commission is typically a percentage of the value of a sale or deal that the employee has made. This form of compensation is common in sales roles and other jobs where employees directly generate revenue for the company.

In New York, if bonuses and commissions are agreed upon as part of your employment contract, your employer is legally required to pay them. These agreements can be explicit or implicit, and can even be established through a company’s established practices. However, it’s crucial to have a clear understanding of the terms and conditions under which these payments are to be made.

If your employer fails to pay bonuses or commissions that are due to you, it’s advised to first discuss the matter directly with your employer or your company’s HR department. If this doesn’t resolve the issue, you may need to seek legal help. This could involve filing a wage claim with the New York State Department of Labor or possibly taking the matter to court.


Legal remedies for unpaid bonuses or commissions can include the recovery of the unpaid amounts, along with interest and, in some cases, additional damages. If your employer’s failure to pay was willful, they may also be required to pay penalties. If the case goes to court, you may also be able to recover your attorney’s fees.


In New York, the statute of limitations for unpaid wage claims, including unpaid bonuses and commissions, is typically six years. However, this can depend on the specific circumstances of the case, so it’s advisable to seek legal advice as soon as possible if you believe you have a claim.


Yes, commission-only pay is generally legal in New York. However, employers must still abide by minimum wage laws. This means that if an employee’s commissions do not amount to at least the minimum wage for all hours worked in a pay period, the employer must make up the difference. Employers are also required to provide written terms of commission agreements to their employees.


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