Can my former employer refuse to pay my severance until I leave the state?

I worked on a large estate and was paid a salary. A residence was also provided. When I was terminated I was offered one month's pay as severance. The employer required that I sign a letter stating that I was to receive half of that money up front and the other half when I left the state. I have actually been gone for weeks now. They refuse to give me the other half of my severance because my truck is still parked on the estate in the yard of one of my friends who rents there. What can I do?

1 answer  |  asked Feb 21, 2010 12:46 PM [EST]  |  applies to New York

Answers (1)

Chinyere Okoronkwo
If an employee has entered into a written agreement with his or her employer, it is prudent to consult an attorney to review the terms of the agreement, so as to ascertain the extent of the parties’ contractual rights and obligations, if any.


DISCLAIMER - Ms. Okoronkwo’s response does not create an attorney-client relationship.

posted by Chinyere Okoronkwo  |  Mar 1, 2010 6:14 PM [EST]

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