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Can I sue my California-based principal for damages if he has reduced my commission rate and then after when I agreed to the revised terms, he terminated the relationship? I am based in Quebec.
Jul 25, 2012 | The Canadian Professional Sales Association lock

Jerry Leth, Membership Director for the Manufacturer′s Agents National Association (MANA) in the United States advises foreign independent sales agents who represent businesses operating in California are governed by various state laws such as the California's Independent Wholesale Sales Representatives Contractual Relations Act of 1990. These and other acts can levy stiff penalties on unwitting businesses involved in commission disputes with independent sales representatives and that any contracts with independent sales representatives should be carefully crafted with California state laws in mind.

MANA offers its members a free 15-20 minute consultation with an attorney who is both experienced and knowledgeable about the manufacturers’ agency business and laws that govern agent/principal relationships.

For a listing of U.S. based attorneys specializing in agent/principal relations, click here.


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