Q: IF I DIDNT KNOW MY BOSS WAS GOING TO KEEPMY MONEY THAT HAVE SAVED UP, HOW MANY YEARS CAN I GO BACK TO GET MY MONEY?
I had set up an savings accont on the side with my boss to put half my wage on my check and the other in what he called a "nest egg" savings. We had this agreement for years, no problems what so ever.wheni went to California I took $5000 out of my savings so knew that I had money in my savings. We are talking years that I was making half my wage just to put the other half in this savings. Now that the company has laid me off ,I was informed that I had no saving to be paid.? I did not know that my boss was going to steal my money UNTIL THE TIME AND DAY I WAS LAID OFF! I have paper work to back up my claims.
A: If you have written documentation, including wage stubs showing that you earned the money and the employer put part of your pay in a "savings account" for you, then likely have claims for fraud, breach of contract, conversion and unfair business practices. Unfair business practices authorizes treble damages up to $10K. Depending on the amount at issue, you may be able to find a lawyer to represent you on a contingency.
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