Employee Allegedly Discovers Owner Has a “Special Commission Sheet” Just for Him.


Employee Files Lawsuit against the Wahl Heating and Cooling, Inc., for Unpaid Wages

Philip joined Wahl Heating and Cooling, Inc., as a comfort consultant in April 2016. He worked full-time, often 45-50 hours a week, and he was to be paid by commission. Philip received a pay plan that outlined the commission rates and finder’s fees.

In November 2016, Philip worked on a large project in Penn Hills. Throughout the project, he asked about his commission. But, Philip noted that his employer seemed to circumvent the topic. In May 2017, when the project was coming to a close, According to Philip, the text mentioned that Mr. Wahl was coming up with a “special commission sheet” for the Penn Hills project.Philip asked to meet with Mr. Wahl, owner of the company. Before the meeting, Philip shared that he received a text from Mr. Wahl that he had intended for another management level employee. According to Philip, the text mentioned that Mr. Wahl was coming up with a “special commission sheet” for the Penn Hills project.

At the meeting, Philip presented Mr. Wahl with an agreement requesting a payment of 8% commission. Philip also informed Mr. Wahl that he was resigning since the company had failed to pay him correctly for his work. After the meeting, Philip shared that he received an email from the company saying that since he’d resigned that he was only entitled to 1% for Finder’s Fee.

Philip knows that according to his original commission sheet that he should have received 12% commission as well as 2% Finder’s Fee. That would have totaled approximately $37,600, but Philip shared that Wahl Heating and Cooling, Inc., has failed to pay him appropriately.

Now a client of KM&A, Philip seeks to receive his unpaid wages. KM&A represents employees who have not been paid their rightful wages for hours worked. The law protects employees for their hours worked and paid.d


Full text of this complaint, as filed with the Court of Common Pleas of Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, is available at docket no: GD-18-000902

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For more information about this case, contact Attorney Sean Ruppert at 412-626-5550 or at sr@lawkm.com.

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