I have been working for my present employer for 5 yrs. When I was hired I signed a contract, as did he, guaranteeing that my commission rate will increase January 1 of each year by one half of one percent if sales listed above meet or exceed 110% of prior year sales.
I have met these requirements each year but have not received the increases promised. After the 1st year, I couldn't find my contract and couldn't remember exactly how the contract read but I knew I was entitled to a raise. I didn't receive it on January 1, so at the end of January I called and asked about it. I told my boss that I was pretty sure I was supposed to receive a one half of one percent increase on my commission sales but wasn't sure if that was what my contract stated or not.
The following month, I receive a one quarter of one percent increase. I didn't say anything because I still wasn't sure how my contract read. For the next 3 years, for whatever reason, I did not ask about a raise and was not given one.
I have finally found my contract and it read exactly the way I thought. How do I ask my boss to bring my commission sales wages up date according to the contract? And am I entitled to back pay - if so, how do I ask my boss to pay up?