As in so many of these questions no one here can answer without seeing your contract and compensation plan. I can only guess. This was clearly intended as an incentive to bring in new accounts, which you did. When the plan was drafted, the company knew that there is no point in giving an incentive to a former employee, so they probably added a clause that no rolling commissions are payable to former employees. Although it does not seem fair since you brought in a lot of new accounts, the company was within its rights to make such a provision in its plan. If they did, you are out of luck. You should take your compensation plan and contract, if any, to a business lawyer for review. Perhaps he can find a way to enforce your claims to commissions on new accounts.
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(Bryant) Keith Martin
If you have an employment contract, it may answer the question. Employers typically do not pay commissions after termination and if you have earned the commission you need to get the subject clarified ASAP. However, if you disagree with the answer (based on contract language) you will probably have to sue.
Clifford L Tuttle, Jr.
Attorney at Law