Havent recieved my Expenses

My employer owes me $5500 in unpaid expenses I incurred before I left the company. I have called HR, the controller and even the CFO in trying to get my check. 9 weeks have past and the only answer I recieve is that a check has been cut (although no one will say that they have not mailed it). I here through my old companies grape vine that they are having fun toying with me as they have an apperent grudge against me. When should I give up and take them to court?

2 answers  |  asked Jun 25, 2003 1:28 PM [EST]  |  applies to Pennsylvania

Answers (2)

Christopher Ezold
'Should' vs. 'Can'

Whether you 'should' take them to court is not a question that can be answered in this limited forum.

However, I can tell you that you 'can' take them to court right now. Every municipality has at least one District Court, with jurisdiction over misdemeanors, traffic violations and small claims under $8000.

If you and your employer are both in Pennsylvania, and because the sum is less than $8000, you can file a claim in your local District Court, or in the local District Court in the jurisdiction where your employer has a place of business.

Costs for this filing are low, you don't need an attorney and you can prove your claim by using the normal business documents that you would have submitted to your employer.

If you lose at the District Court level, you can hire an attorney and appeal the decision to Common Pleas Court.

Incidentally, if you have a written record of your demand for payment and more than thirty days has passed with no substantive response, I'd recommend filing in District Court.

Good luck.

Christopher E. Ezold
Nancy O'Mara Ezold, P.C.
401 City Line Avenue,
Suite 904
Bala Cynwyd, PA 19004
(610) 660-5585

posted by Christopher Ezold  |  Jun 25, 2003 2:30 PM [EST]
Christopher Ezold
Should vs. Can

posted by Christopher Ezold  |  Jun 25, 2003 2:25 PM [EST]

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