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  • Bankruptcy and my paycheck Arizona

    So I filed a claim for unpaid wages with the ICA and they returned my request stating that they cannot pursue because the employer is under bankruptcy protection. This is true, they filed Chapter 13 4 months before I quit. However, I was still an employee and receiving regular pay (and now owed money) after they filed.

    They told me to check with the bankruptcy court for advise. I dont know if I will pursue that far, since I know what the company vendors have to go through to get their money from these guys. I was just amazed that this is possible. So they are basically saying that an employee could be terminated and the company doesn't have to pay them a single penny unless they take it up with the courts. Seems a little ridiculous IMO

    Thanks for any advise. The lady i spoke too at the ICA didnt seem to really know much (judging by the words she used ie "i think", "i guess", "i dont know if")...

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    Your choice, but if you don't contact the bankruptcy court, you'll basically have NO chance. I'd recommend doing it.
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      Agree, the only chance of possibly getting any wages due is to put in a claim with the bankruptcy court if it isn't too late. A creditor only has so much time (usually 90 days) to put in a claim with the bk court after the 341 meeting of creditors. (though the employer filing bk *should* automatically list all their creditors that have a claim/who they owe)

      Contact the bankruptcy court & talk to the court clerk.
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