First Reference company logo

First Reference Talks

News and Discussions on Payroll, HR & Employment Law

decorative image

pay stubs

Commission sales employees: Two common errors to avoid

In the course of practice, employers have repeatedly made two fundamental mistakes when it comes to provision of commission pay: 1) not properly providing for vacation pay in the calculation of commission payments; and 2) failing to ensure commission payments comply with minimum wage requirements. While employer errors of this kind may be innocent or unintentional, significant financial liability can accrue as a result.

 

, , , , , , , , , , , ,

Employer ordered to provide employment information to former employee

Alberta’s Office of the Information and Privacy Commissioner recently heard a case in which an employer refused to provide employee records to a former employee upon request, allegedly claiming that, “legally she does not have to give [the employee] a copy.” The commissioner’s office had little trouble deciding that the employer was wrong and ordered that it proved the requested records to the former employee.

 

, , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,