You want to incentivise people who bring you business
If you’ve decided to set up a commission structure, you may be concerned about how best to structure the legal framework. Whether you’re a business with sales staff, or a business offering commission on referrals, you need to ensure the agreement is crystal clear. You only want to pay people if they actually perform well, especially given that these types of engagements typically have high turn-over.
Without a clear agreement, you’re in trouble
An incorrectly drafted commission agreement can lead to unnecessary and costly disputes. Often times, there will be a disagreement about what workers actually have to do. For referrals, likely disputes will involve what constitutes a referral (i.e. whether it’s any referral, or just people who convert). For sales staff, disputes often involve the level of support required (whether they just hand it off, or handle the sale end to end) or the calculation of the commission itself. Failing to solidify expectations and terms can lead to claims for unpaid commissions, breaking down business relationships, impacting reputation, and costing you money in the long-run.
Hire confidently with a tailored agreement
UX Law are experts at tailoring commission agreements that are in line with the industry you work in, the type of commissions you want in place, and any protection you might need. We’ll establish the mechanisms for everything that matters, from defining what constitutes a sale or referral, to outlining what the commission is taken from (total sale versus profit), to the exit strategies you need in case the agreement doesn’t work out.
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