It is illegal for your employer or former employer to refuse to provide you with commissions that are owed. New Jersey’s employment laws and contract laws prohibit an employer from withholding commission payments. However, you should be aware of your company’s policy regarding commissions. Some employers have clauses requiring that you be employed at the time that the commission is being paid in order to be eligible for the commission. In the event that there is no written policy, the past practice of the employer or an oral agreement regarding when the commission payments will be made may control.