IBM Victorious in Employee Contract Suit

September 1st, 2010


Commissions are an issue frequently litigated, often because there is a lack of clarity or certainty in the employer’s commission plan and/or agreement.  In this case, the Court held IBM’s commission plan letter was clear in not creating a contract for commission payments, and in reserving to IBM the discretion to adjust and/or eliminate commissions.  Note, however, that the law regarding commissions can vary significantly from state to state, and commission plans are not necessarily “one-size-fits-all” for multi-state employers.  Read full story.

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