2013 New York Consolidated Laws
LAB - Labor
Article 6 - (190 - 199-A) PAYMENT OF WAGES
191-C - Payment of sales commission.

NY Lab L § 191-C (2012) What's This?
    §  191-c.  Payment  of  sales commission. 1. When a contract between a
  principal  and  a  sales  representative  is  terminated,   all   earned
  commissions shall be paid within five business days after termination or
  within  five  business  days after they become due in the case of earned
  commissions not due when the contract is terminated.
    2. The earned commission shall be paid to the sales representative  at
  the usual place of payment unless the sales representative requests that
  the  commission  be  sent  to  him  or  her  through  the  mails. If the
  commissions are sent to the sales representative  by  mail,  the  earned
  commissions  shall  be  deemed to have been paid as of the date of their
  postmark for purposes of this section.
    3. A principal who fails to comply with the provisions of this section
  concerning timely payment of all earned commissions shall be  liable  to
  the  sales  representative  in  a  civil  action for double damages. The
  prevailing party in any such action shall be entitled  to  an  award  of
  reasonable attorney's fees, court costs, and disbursements.

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