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    My employer hasn't paid me in 2 months and isn't giving me a date when I will be paid. I am worried that he is stalling until he files bankrptcy. The business is a "c" corp in CA. I have filed a claim with the CA labor board but it is going to take months before they even hold a hearing on the matter.

    Here are my questions....

    1. Does BK get them out of paying my wages

    2. If they do file BK I understand from another question that I have to file with the BK court, but how do I know if they have even filed?

    3. is there any way to go after the owners personally for my back wages?

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    If you aren't paid your back wages before they file for bankruptcy, you will have to put in a claim for you wages with the corp. bk estate. You can verify if they filed for bk by checking with the court in county the corp. is located - it's public record. A c corp. is a separate entity from those that own it & they have very limited (if any) personal liability for corporate debts.
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