Recruiters Allege They Were Never Paid for Securing Hired Candidates
Recruiters are like the matchmakers of the business world, helping businesses find the perfect job candidates to fit their needs. Securing the best person for a role though can be a full-time job, which is why many companies rely on recruiters’ skills and networks to fill vacancies quickly.
Recruiters are compensated for this valuable work, often in the form of recruiter or placement fees. But, sometimes companies fail to fulfill their end of the bargain, forcing recruiters to fight for their hard-earned compensation.
When this happens, our breach of contract attorneys represent recruiters to help them obtain the compensation they are owed.
Recruiter Still Hasn’t Been Paid Months After Successfully Placing Candidate
To date, IAA has failed to pay anything to CLM Ventura.
This was the case for CLM Ventura & Associates, a third-party recruiting agency for the financial services industry, and their client International Assets Advisory (IAA), an independent broker-dealer and registered investment adviser.
In CLM Ventura’s situation, IAA and CLM Ventura agreed that CLM Ventura would be compensated for each financial advisor candidate that was both accepted and employed with IAA. For each successfully placed candidate, CLM Ventura would be paid 6% of the candidate’s trailing 12 months’ production.
Ultimately, CLM Ventura submitted a financial advisor candidate to IAA for consideration. IAA accepted and hired the candidate. But, to date, IAA has failed to pay anything to CLM Ventura.
Recruiting Firms File Lawsuits to Recover Unpaid Recruiter Fees
Attorney Aaron Garnett filed a lawsuit on behalf of another recruiting firm, Berkeley Search Associates.
CLM Ventura turned to the Business Trial Group for legal help in recovering the compensation that it was owed. On May 24, 2018, CLM Ventura filed a lawsuit against IAA in the Ninth Judicial Circuit for Orange County, Florida. The complaint alleges that IAA breached the parties’ contract by failing to pay plaintiff any compensation.
Breach of contract attorney Aaron Garnett is representing CLM Ventura, and disputes like these are sadly all too familiar to Mr. Garnett who has resolved numerous unpaid commission claims for recruiters and recently filed a lawsuit on behalf of another recruiting firm, Berkeley Search Associates.
In the case involving Berkeley Search Associates, First Watch Restaurants utilized Berkeley Search Associates services to secure a new employee/job candidate. Then, First Watch Restaurants hired the candidate, but, to date, Berkeley Search Associates hasn’t been compensated for its work. As a result, on March 6, 2018, Berkeley Search Associates filed a lawsuit against First Watch Restaurants in the Ninth Judicial Circuit for Orange County, Florida, which is still pending.
Are You a Recruiter That Needs Help Recovering Unpaid Compensation?
Sometimes, the only way to obtain the placement fees you are owed is by filing a lawsuit. If you are a recruiter who successfully placed a candidate but was not paid a commission, contact us for a free, no-risk case evaluation. You may be eligible to file a lawsuit.
Our attorneys work on a contingency-fee basis, which means you don’t pay us unless we recover compensation for you.