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Independent Sales Representative Rights Center

Independent Sales Representatives Law

The Independent Sales Representatives Law Center was created to help guide individuals and sale rep agencies who make their living as independent sales representatives. Many states, including New Jersey, have enacted laws that offer significant legal protection to independent sales to ensure they are paid for the sales services they provide their principals. For example, New Jersey has enacted the New Jersey Sales Representatives' Rights Act, which provides incentive for principals to timely compensate their independent sales representatives for sales commissions that were earned and are due to them. Under New Jersey law, a principal who fails to make timely payment of an earned sales commission will be liable in an amount equal to three times the unpaid commission, as well as all attorneys fees and costs to the independent sales representative.

Our attorneys represent independent sales representatives in all legal areas of their sales agency business. We assist in the drafting and negotiating of Sales Commission Agreements with the principals to ensure our clients are best protected when legal issues arise during their sales relationship and after termination of the relationship. Our attorneys are also skilled in the collection process of unpaid sales commission and are ready to litigate if necessary to recover your earned sales commissions. Our New Jersey Sales Representative Attorneys understand the specific business challenges confronting independent sales representatives.

Some Examples of the Legal Services We Provide To Independent Sales Representative: 
  1. Unpaid Sales Commission Collections and Litigation
  2. Drafting/Negotiating Sales Commission Agreements
  3. Employee Contracts
  4. Non-Compete Agreements
  5. Non-Solicitation Agreements
  6. Wage Payment Law
  7. Retaliatory Discharge
  8. Sales, Mergers and Acquisitions of Sales Agencies

Please contact our office to speak to one of our Sales Representative Lawyers to discuss your sales business, your legal needs and how we can assist you.

DISCLAIMER: The information you obtain at this site is not, nor is it intended to be, legal advice. You should consult an attorney for individual advice regarding your own situation.
Client Reviews
We had a wrongful termination issue combined with a denial of unemployment insurance. Chris Eibeler was our primary attorney. His partner Bob Smith also consulted and gave us good advice. They were both so kind, caring, and professional. They guided us though a very tough time and a positive outcome versus a prior employer. They were also able to reverse our denial of unemployment insurance. I cannot recommend Smith and Eibeler highly enough. The entire staff is very professional, personable, and caring. Tom Wilson
I went to Smith Eibeler LLC for a last minute unemployment matter. Chris, Diane and his staff were very professional and easy to talk to. They provided knowledgeable insight and also kept me in the loop with the what was happening. I would not hesitate to go to him again. John Jung
Chris Eibeler (and the whole team) is very knowledgeable in all aspects of employment/unemployment here in NJ. They break down the most difficult aspects of the law, which allows you to conceptualize and better understand the complexities of the NJ Labor & Employment system. Smith Eibeler should be your first call regarding any Employment, workforce, or Labor questions here in New Jersey. I highly recommend them. Brian Allen
I approached Chris Eibeler regarding an unemployment case in early 2016. Him and his staff are some of the most professional people I have ever dealt with. The process took a while, but his approach to hard questioning helped me win my case. He knows how to get the job done and I am glad I went to him. I would recommend him to anyone in the future who asks for a lawyer. Thank you Chris! Tim F.
I highly recommend the office of Smith Eibeler for employment related issues, particularly anything related to restrictive covenants or post-employment contracts. I found Smith Eibeler via the web and cannot believe how fortunate I am to have found them. My case was handled by Bob Smith who represented me in a potential lawsuit by my former employer for violation of a post-employment contract (not a restrictive covenant per se). Bob was professional, friendly, understanding, and above all extremely helpful. Bob helped me avoid a lawsuit and was extremely knowledgeable in this field. I was thoroughly impressed with his prowess. Hopefully I will never have a legal issue related to employment again, but if I do, I will not hesitate to retain Smith Eibeler again! Gavin Tully

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