Payment of commissionsSales commission based on amount client has paid rather than total saleBy Colin Gibson06/04/2007|Canadian Employment Law Today Question: We have a sales executive who earns a flat annual salary plus a commission based on total sales figures, which is paid out quarterly. The quarterly calculation is based not on the total sales amount but what the client has paid at that point in relation to the total sales figure. For example, on a sale of $50,000, if the client has only paid $10,000 of the total, the commission in that quarter is based on the $10,000. The employment contract only outlines simple remuneration such as total amount and payday. Is this method of commission calculation common or even legal?Answer: To Read the Full Story, Subscribe or Sign In Remember Me Forgot Password If you are a current Subscriber, please click here to set-up or update your login information.