I worked for a company from Jan 1, 2016 through Feb 1, 2016 and never got paid

I worked for this company from Oct 1, 2015 through Feb 1, 2016. I received pay
until the new year 2016 began. I gave my employer 3 weeks notice of me
terminating my employment but never received my salary or reimbursements totaling
about 8,000.00. Within a week or two of my last day the company went out of
business. Is there anything I can do to receive my money?

Asked on April 25, 2016 under Employment Labor Law, Florida


SJZ, Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 4 years ago | Contributor

If the company was not an LLC or a corporation, you can personally sue the owner(s) for the money they owed you and, if they won't pay (even after you sue them) potentially garnish their wages, put a lien on their homes, levy on (have money taken from) their bank account(s), or execute on (have seized) vehicles or other valuable personal property.
But if the company is a LLC or corporation, you can only get money from (i.e. sue) the company itself; and if the company is out of business, there may be no money to get.

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