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Company Breaches Contract with Independent Contractor, Allegedly Failing to Pay Wages, Backpay, and


Independent Contractor Files Lawsuit against Propel IT for Breach of Contract

Mark, an independent contractor, signed a contract with Propel IT in January 2012. At the end of December 2014, Propel IT offered Mark a new contract, promising $5k/month plus 15% on commissions for 2015 with an increase to $6.25k/month the original commission percentage for 2016. Mark signed.

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Throughout 2016, Propel IT continued to pay Mark at the 2015 pay rate rather than increasing his payment to the contracted $6.25k per month. In the beginning of January 2017, a major shareholder of Propel IT made a new compensation offer to Mark, assuring him that he’d receive a monthly payment as well as the 2016 backpay and commission. From January to May, Mark shared that Propel IT paid him as promised.

But at the end of May, payments became erratic. In fact, Propel IT failed to pay the backpay and commissions. As of December 2017, Mark has yet to receive $10.5k. This breach of contract is costing Mark financially. As a client of KM&A, Mark holds Propel IT to its word. KM&A challenges businesses who break their contract with independent contractors.

Full text of this complaint, as filed with the Court of Common Pleas of Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, is available at docket no: GD-18-001125

Kraemer, Manes & Associates LLC is an employment law firm with principal offices in Pittsburgh and Philadelphia, serving all counties in Pennsylvania, focusing on employment law, business law, litigation, and civil issues. KM&A clients include employees, small businesses, parties in litigation, and people with a variety of legal issues.

For more information about this case, contact Attorney Sean Ruppert at 412-626-5550 or at

NOTICE: All information contained in this statement comes from the Complaint which has been filed as a public record with the court. As dedicated civil rights attorneys, we strongly believe in the public value of telling our clients’ stories: violators can be held accountable, and other silent victims can feel empowered to stand up for their legal rights. Although we make every attempt to verify our clients’ claims, note that the defendant is expected to oppose our client’s position, and the court has not ruled one way or the other as of the date of this statement.

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