FL employer has not paid severance. I want the money.

I got laid off a couple of years ago from a company in FL. I had a contractual severance package for 6 months of salary to be paid in monthly installments. They ceased sending the severance pay after one check. They said they had no money to pay.

They still owe me over $50K in back severance. Their press releases and SEC filings now show transactions that that should bring in cash.

What's the best way to get my money? Also, if I sue them and they lose, I hear that they will owe 3 times the amount plus legal fees.

I am open to paying consultation fees, but want to know the amount first. I now live in New England, not FL, so logistics may be an issue.

I have a complete paper trail including company officer signatures.

1 answer  |  asked Jul 3, 2004 10:38 PM [EST]  |  applies to Florida

Answers (1)

Erika Deutsch Rotbart
severance

severance in florida is contractual in nature, and therefore, if you have proof of the severance amount owed, it is actionable. I actually have similar case taking place right now, and am very familiar with this area of law. Please contact me to discuss further.

posted by Erika Deutsch Rotbart  |  Jul 6, 2004 08:10 AM [EST]

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