It's sad that in NYC, so many brokers are subjugated to this unethical behavior on behalf of property owners and managers.
The Kaplove Morgan Team
Halstead Property, LLC
499 Park Avenue
New York, NY 10022
Jim Kaplove 646,241,7380
Jessica Eve Morgan 646.660.4257
If they are an employee of the company, they are salaried and should not be asking for rental commission.
You may be dealing with a co-broke situation, where you were working with a tenant's agent and the property manager is also the landlord's agent. If this is the case, the fee is actually split 50-50 between the 2 brokers.
Hope this helps.