Some employees in California have employment contracts guaranteeing termination for just cause only. Most employees in California, however, are considered at-will. Even those employees may have valid claims for breach of contract. For instance, compensation agreements like commission plans can form enforceable contracts.
When companies fail or refuse to pay commissioned employees the commissions owed under those agreements, employees may pursue various claims against the company, including breach of contract.
Noah D Lebowitz was lead counsel on one of the most important commission contract claims under California law: McCollum v. XCare.net, Inc.