June 27, 2018 / 12:21 AM / a year ago

7th Circuit revives Illinois wage claims on Office Depot's sales commissions

(Reuters) -

A federal appeals court on Monday revived a former Office Depot Inc saleswoman’s lawsuit claiming that changes the company made to its compensation plan for selling furniture violated Illinois wage law.

A unanimous three-judge panel of the 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that Office Depot’s incentive payments to former saleswoman Daryl Sutula-Johnson counted as commissions under Illinois wage law, which imposes stricter requirements on how they must be paid than for bonuses.

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