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Geysen v. Securitas Security Services, USA, Inc.
Citation:Supreme Court of Connecticut 322 Conn. 385, 142 A.3d 227 (2016)
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In August 2005, the defendant offered the plaintiff an at-will position as a business development manager. The plaintiff signed the offer letter that provided for plaintiff’s compensation to be a weekly base salary plus commissions. Plaintiff worked for defendant from 2005 to 2008. On December 23, 2006, defendant amended its sales incentive plan and revised the commission provision to state: “c]ommission is only paid once work has been performed and invoiced to the client. . . Upon the [manager’s] termination of employment, all commissions cease, except that any commissionable amount that has been invoiced [to the client] prior to the [manager’s][t]ermination [d]ate . . . will still be paid commission as part of final pay to the [manager].” On May 22, 2008, plaintiff was immediately terminated from his employment with defendant for improper business activities.
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