I had an employment contract with a start-up company. I was a salaried employee. The company ran out of money and was going to terminate me. I ask if I could stay on and get paid when they raise new money. They agreed, but nothing was in writing. The was 6 months ago. I didn't go into the office, there was no much work to do. Now I have a new job. and they are still trying to raise the money. Can I bring an action under the Illinois wage payment and collection act.
You can, but if the company is broke, you'll be wasting your time. However, the individual owners/directors can be personally liable if they refuse to pay you, so you may be able to approach it that way. I recommend you speak to an experienced employment attorney. Most of us will provide a free consultation.
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