Greensboro, NC asked in Employment Law for Florida

Q: Can I sue the founder of a startup for failing to pay deferred salary as promised in writing?

Required to defer salary since June 1. Founder of company sent a letter August 1 promising to pay all deferred salary by August 31. When I requested the money I was furloughed.

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Terrence H Thorgaard
Terrence H Thorgaard
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  • Freeeport, FL
  • Licensed in Florida

A: Maybe. But the founder may well be judgment-proof. Or, if the "startup" is a corporation or LLC, you may have a problem with the limited liability that pertains to such entities.

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Alberto Naranjo
Alberto Naranjo
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  • Miami Lakes, FL
  • Licensed in Florida

A: Yes, you can but collecting might be difficult, maybe. Have someone review all the documents and communications. You might be able to go against the individual, not just the company.

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