I work out of my house in Georgia. I signed an employment contract with an Illinois corporation to do their sales and marketing. The contract expired and we continued working under the terms of the contract. The continued to pay me my salary, my $500 a month office allowance and pay for my insurance.
I continued to bring in deals for them, sign NDA forms on the company's behalf and represent the company in every single way.
Now, they do not want to pay me for commissions because, as they say, 'They did not make money on those deals'. The total commissions were $21,000. They paid me $2,000 saying that they did make money on one deal.
I told them that (1) I did not price the jobs and (2) had nothing to do with their execution, PLUS, there is absolutley nothing in the contract that even suggests I only get paid on profitable jobs.
There is a paragraph calling for binding arbitration. I file for that and the company's attorney is now demanding I drop it because, as he claims, the contract was for only one year.
Is there any law that protects me since we did continue in the 'spirit' of the contract beyond the 12 months?
Thanking all in advance for any input.
Mutalic (Obviously, not my real name)