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Employer don't pay salary

I had a part-time of 50% for 1 month in Aug. I was supposed to have my salary on 7th Sep which has not been transferred until today (4 Oct).

I sent 4 emails as payment reminders and called a few times to my ex-employer and his reason was there is some cash flow problem to his bank account. The worst part is "he has no time" to fix it yet.

Now, all my patient has run out. I wanna seek legal action, such labour dept of Canton Zurich to get involved for getting my salary back.

Could anyone of you advise me what I can do and who I can approach to get my salary back?

Please help...
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Re: Employer don't pay salary

There is a free court system in Switzerland. Are you in Lugano or Zurich?

You can go to the Gemeinde/Commune where you worked and ask them where the court is.

You show the court your work contract and copies of E-Mails etc. Tell them what happened. About 2 or 3 weeks later they will hold a hearing, your boss will be told to come to court, it will be free of charge to you.
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Re: Employer don't pay salary

I am a Lugano resident but working in Zurich. I guess I should approach Gemeinde of Zurich (as the office is in Zurich) ?


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You can go to the Gemeinde/Commune where you worked and ask them where the court is.

You show the court your work contract and copies of E-Mails etc. Tell them what happened. About 2 or 3 weeks later they will hold a hearing, your boss will be told to come to court, it will be free of charge to you.
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Re: Employer don't pay salary

hi joeyying.
there is a place near locher gut in zurich ,they will get you your money back.pm.
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There is a free court system in Switzerland. Are you in Lugano or Zurich?

You can go to the Gemeinde/Commune where you worked and ask them where the court is.

You show the court your work contract and copies of E-Mails etc. Tell them what happened. About 2 or 3 weeks later they will hold a hearing, your boss will be told to come to court, it will be free of charge to you.
It seems that you mentioning "le Tribunal des prud’hommes" (in French):
http://www.impressum.ch/web/impressu...es-Z-rich.html

The case makes me a little bit confused whether we push it to prud'homme or we use the service of "office des poursuites"?
http://www.poursuite-faillite-offic....ungsaemter.htm
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Re: Employer don't pay salary

I think the Arbeitsgericht will be quicker and more effective.
The Arbeitsgericht can stop the company trading tomorrow, but the Betreibungsamt can drag on for months.
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You can get free legal advice at the labour court in Zürich:
Arbeitsgericht
Monday, Wednesday and Friday 8.30 - 11.00 and 13.30 - 16.00. Be as early as possible. Bring all your documents and communications.


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You can get free legal advice at the labour court in Zürich:
Arbeitsgericht
Monday, Wednesday and Friday 8.30 - 11.00 and 13.30 - 16.00. Be as early as possible. Bring all your documents and communications.

And also take a German speaking friend if you dont speak German yourself. All legal advice is only given in German.
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And also take a German speaking friend if you dont speak German yourself. All legal advice is only given in German.
Thanks for the advice!!
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And also take a German speaking friend if you dont speak German yourself. All legal advice is only given in German.
Or in French or Italian depending on where you are in Switzerland. Obviously for the OP it will be in German as the dispute is in Zurich.
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