Flushing, NY asked in Employment Law, Tax Law, Business Law and Collections for New York

Q: can the dept of labor come after me personally for judgement against non operational s corp in NYC?

I had an S corp in queens NY and there was a judgement against the company from the dept of labor for unemployment insurance during years the company was not in operation. The judgement is in the sum of $3700, can they come after me personally? Also there is another judgement against the company i was unaware of. Apparently dept of labor said I did not declare payroll for employees I had when I was using outside contractors. The judgement is in the amount of 22k and interest of 15k totaling 37k. Can they come after me personally? The company was set up as a S-Corp. Thank You

1 Lawyer Answer
Michael David Siegel
Michael David Siegel
  • New York, NY
  • Licensed in New York

A: You definitely have personal liability for both judgments if they pursue you. I am not sure if the judgment is in your name or not. If not, there would need to be a new suit to make you responsible, but you would lose the suit.

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