Agreement prevents employee from recovering postemployment commissions

In the following case, the employee earned a salary and commissions. Before his termination, he had initiated negotiations with a customer for a lucrative deal for his employer. After his termination, the deal closed, but he didn't receive any commissions. The trial court ruled that he wasn't entitled to commissions because he didn't have a broker's license and his employment agreement stated that he would be eligible for commissions only while he remained an employee. Read More...