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Employer not paying salary after dismissal

Dear all, after having finished an employment contract and agreeing a number of months of salary until last day at work (imagine a garden leave), and the employer is not paying the last month. Which government entity I should contact to proceed to claim my rights and salary?
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Old 28.08.2020, 23:06
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Re: Employer not paying salary after dismissal

This is a private matter, has nothing to do with the government. Best to contact your legal insurance?!
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Old 28.08.2020, 23:35
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Dear all, after having finished an employment contract and agreeing a number of months of salary until last day at work (imagine a garden leave), and the employer is not paying the last month. Which government entity I should contact to proceed to claim my rights and salary?
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Have a talk to UNIA, they are a good starting point.
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Have a talk to UNIA, they are a good starting point.
If you are a member.

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Re: Employer not paying salary after dismissal

Labor authorities may help. In case of employed in Zurich, following is the email address
awa@vd.zh.ch
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If you are a member.

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It does not matter, if you have been terminated and you have issues they will try to help you out even if you are not a member. A person I know that works there tells me many of the people they help in this situation are none members.
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Dear all, after having finished an employment contract and agreeing a number of months of salary until last day at work (imagine a garden leave), and the employer is not paying the last month. Which government entity I should contact to proceed to claim my rights and salary?
Any help will be highly appreciated
Do you an agreement in writing about how the contract should end etc?
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Re: Employer not paying salary after dismissal

Lawyer. Sue them.
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Re: Employer not paying salary after dismissal

Yes, go after them in court assuming you have a contract. If the company is still in business by the time you have a hearing they'll lose. Try contacting these people too.

Tribunal des Prud'hommes

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Re: Employer not paying salary after dismissal

The name for the responsible authority differs by Canton. Usually it's Amt für Arbeit und Wirtschaft, or similar. See here for the official list by Canton.

You, the employee, are automatically insured for up to three salaries. AFAIK if you're paid out from that insurance, the government takes over and hunts the employer themselves. There's a certain procedure involved, those good folks will be glad to inform you in detail.
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Re: Employer not paying salary after dismissal

Before any further action... have you tried to reach out to your "former" employer and understand if something went wrong? perhaps just an operational mistake they are not even aware of
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Re: Employer not paying salary after dismissal

If you are not already employed in a new job, and are registered with the unemployment office, perhaps they will help, or suggest what you do. The RAV has an interest in supporting you for as few months as possible. In one case, I even heard that the RAV (unemployment office) officer phoned the former employer to query this, and managed to get the employer to pay that last slice. Done.
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