Can I sue my current employer due to non-payment because of a state budget crisis?

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Can I sue my current employer due to non-payment because of a state budget crisis?

Asked on September 30, 2015 under Employment Labor Law, Illinois

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SJZ, Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 6 years ago | Contributor

Yes, you can. The failure of the company to recieve money owed it, such as under a contract with the state, does not excuse it from its obligation to pay employees. That is the law. Practically, if as a result of the crises, the company is insolvent no money can't pay its bills, then it's possible that even if you sue and win, you won't get anything--a court judgment cannot make money appear where there is none.


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