Q: Awarded full year of back pay from my job over a year & a half ago and still get no answers or explanation.

if there anything I can do to make them honor my Arbitration award for my back pay? They've done others since I've started my process also, but mines for some reason is in limbo.

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Neil Pedersen
Neil Pedersen
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  • Employment Law Lawyer
  • Westminster, CA
  • Licensed in California

A: An arbitration award does not, by itself, mean you get paid if the employer does not voluntarily pay it. You have to take that award and enter it as a judgment in the Superior Court, and then start efforts to collect that judgment. This takes time and money. It would be wise for you to locate an attorney that understand collection efforts and seek out a consultation.

Good luck to you.

Steve A. Buchwalter
Steve A. Buchwalter
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  • Arbitration & Mediation Lawyer
  • Encino, CA
  • Licensed in California

A: Most arbitration awards can be turned into court judgments relatively easy. Once you have a judgment, you can collect on it as you would any judgment.

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Gerald Barry Dorfman
Gerald Barry Dorfman
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  • Arbitration & Mediation Lawyer
  • Mill Valley, CA
  • Licensed in California

A: Depending on the particular facts of your case, it may be that you needed to go to court to file a petition to confirm the arbitration award.

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