Can a company that goes out of business not pay you for the last 2 weeks of work or your earned vacation?

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Can a company that goes out of business not pay you for the last 2 weeks of work or your earned vacation?

My fiance’s employer went out of business suddenly this past week. He did not receive a paycheck for his previous week’s work. There was no notice that the company was shutting it’s doors; he went in on Thursday and was told Friday would be the last day, There was no further instruction about when they would receive their final paychecks or accrued vacation. It’s also rumored that the company hadn’t been paying their health insurance for about 4 months, even though the employees had been paying their portion. At this point, we don’t know when/if he’ll be paid for the last 80 hours he worked.

Asked on February 19, 2012 under Employment Labor Law, Maryland

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