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California Labor Code §2802 states that all employees must be reimbursed by their employers for all "necessary expenditures... incurred by the employee in direct consequence of the discharge of his or her duties." This includes commission-based sales staff, both inside and outside. Many employers falsely believe that they do not have to offer their outside sales staff the same benefits as their inside sales staff, including reimbursement of their expenses. However, they do indeed have to reimburse their outside sales staff for all work-related expenses. Failing to do so would result in an outside sales staff expense violation.
Employers that do not reimburse their outside sales employees for work-related expenses, and/or those that deduct work expenses from a sales person's commission, are possibly committing outside sales staff expense violations. Similar to other labor code violations, outside sales staff expense violations are taken seriously and could result in a lawsuit against the employer.
It may be a challenge for victims of such outside sales staff expense violations to win their lawsuits, however. They will have to prove the expenses were work related, among other things. If a sales person is not reimbursed for his or her expenses, or if their expenses are taken out of their rightly-due commission, they could be suffering financially.
Employment lawyers are experienced in all forms of labor code violations, including outside sales staff expense violations. An employment attorney can help determine if your employer has committed an outside sales staff expense violation against you, and if so, can help prove it. Employment attorneys will work closely with you on your case to determine the best course of action for you to take. If a lawsuit is required to fight an outside sales staff expense violation, an attorney will represent you and ensure that you win fair compensation.
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