Compton, CA asked in Employment Law for California

Q: What can I do if I’m owed a months worth of unpaid wages due to owner passing away and company shuts down?

Total amount owed just for me =8,478.00

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Yitz Erik Weiss
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  • Los Angeles, CA
  • Licensed in California

A: Under California law, if you are terminated you must be paid all outstanding wages on your last day of employment. If you resign, your employer generally has 72 hours to pay all outstanding wages. If your employer did not comply, you are entitled to the outstanding wages and may also be able to recover penalties and interest.

Although the death of the owner and company closing may complicate your recovery efforts, you are still entitled to be paid your outstanding wages. You should consult with an employment lawyer to discuss your rights and options in more detail.

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