Sales Representatives In Illinois Have A New Friend
The Illinois Sales Representative Act is a little known law which states that a principal who fails to pay a commission to a sales representative is liable for the commissions due. In addition, the sales representative can potentially be awarded 3 times the amount of overdue commissions as punitive damages, plus the sales representative’
Typical plaintiffs include sales representatives and manufacturers representatives. However, not all commissioned sales representatives are covered by the Act. For instance, if you are an employee of the principal you are not covered under the Act and you will need to sue under a different Illinois law. Also, it only applies to a principal who manufactures, produces, imports or distributes a product for sale. Our experience allows us to quickly determine whether you are eligible to bring a claim under the Act, and, if not, what alternative remedies are available to you.
If you are a sales representative and are owed overdue commissions, the law firm of Lustig & Wickert in Northbrook, Illinois, can help. We are highly experienced in this area and can help you collect any unpaid commissions and enforce the Act so as to recover attorneys’ fees and potential punitive damages.
Because our primary practice focus is in the representation of small to medium sized businesses, we also regularly represent employers and principals who have been threatened with litigation under the Act. The dual role that play in the representation of both principals and sales representatives gives our attorneys a unique perspective when it comes to prosecuting and defending these types of claims.
If you are owed commissions, the Illinois Sales Representative Act might be just what you need to level the playing field. Call Lustig & Wickert to see if their many years of experience in this area can benefit you or your company. We can be reached at 847.509.9090, by email at Info@Lustiglaw.com, or on the web at: https://www.lustiglaw.com
Lustig & Wickert is a Chicago area law firm with a core practice in business law, corporate law, employment law and commercial litigation. We represent small to medium sized corporations, partnerships and limited liability companies.