I worked as a recruiter and was laid off at the end of March. My employer still owes me $6,000 in unpaid commissions (wages) from Dec 2012/Jan 2013.
Clients usually pay my employer on a candidate's start date, or 30 days after a candidate's start date, or in 2 installments on those dates. My work agreement does not specify when commissions are to be paid out, but my employer has always said: "you get paid when the client pays us."
I have been requesting updates on the status of the commission payouts since mid-to-late February 2013. My employer has acknowledged my emails & calls each time with: "We are reviewing the information and will have updates for you soon." They have NOT informed me of late payments by clients, nor have they told me when to expect payment.
How should I proceed?