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When can I file a Unemployment Insurance from EDD when my employer

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When can I file a Unemployment Insurance from EDD when my employer cannot pay my August salary? The company I work with is a start-up and they are running out of money. They are hoping to get new money from another group of investors. Shall I file a Unemployment Insurance now. I don't know how long, if any, will they get the new money.
Submitted: 5 years ago.
Category: California Employment Law
Expert:  Tina replied 5 years ago.
Hello and welcome,

The state labor board is the agency with which you would typically file a wage claim seeking collection of unpaid wages and penalties since it is a violation for the company to fail to pay your wages on the scheduled pay dates.

You may also file a complaint with the EDD seeking unemployment benefits, but as long as you are working, they may defer to the state labor board.

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Customer: replied 5 years ago.
Since the company may not have money to pay anyone, should I quit the job in order to file the UI? Will the UI cover this situation for company that is broke.
Expert:  Tina replied 5 years ago.
Your chances of obtaining unemployment are typically best if you exhaust other options first, including filing a wage claim with the labor board.

If you cannot afford to work though without getting paid and quit because of that, you should be approved for benefits.

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