Employment law: My employer did not pay my last salary. Should I continue to work for him?

According to the law, no! 

In fact, the salary is an integral part of the contract, without which the worker is not obliged to carry out his activity.

This is valid from the first day of delay.

However, we recommend that you do not do this immediately.

Start by informing your employer of the delay. This may simply be a mistake. 

If your employer does not pay you, you can give him/her formal notice and officially set a deadline for payment with interest. 

Following this, the employee can issue a final reminder to his or her superior and suspend his or her activity until the salary is paid. 

Be aware that you will still be paid after you have suspended your professional activity because of unpaid wages!


The employee can also sue his employer. Be careful, however: if the company goes bankrupt, the compensation procedure will become more complex. 


Good to know: the employer cannot dismiss you if you no longer work because of unpaid wages. He can be prosecuted for wrongful dismissal and subject to heavy financial penalties.


Your employee doesn’t pay your salary? Don’t hesitate to call on a Lawrence lawyer to help you assert your rights!

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