21st March 2018 From India, Chennai
When did you join?
When did you leave?
How many days leave did you take?
What were the terms and condition of your offer letter regarding exit from the company?
You cannot retain the laptop pof the company whether you signed for it or not.
The company has to pay for the period you worked.
But since company has closed down ,there is no remedy,easily available.
21st March 2018 From India, Pune
It is not right to hold company's laptop. In most of the orgaization after receiving all clearance/ NOC they process for full and final.
21st March 2018 From India, Bhubaneswar
I joined on 27nov 2017. Since it is a small company hence there is no procedure for taking leave. I informed through phone call and they accepted it . And it is a field work mostly in North East region and the company is in Chennai. I took 12 days leave on January and worked 10 days in February. Since the salary amount is very less 12k only and I holding a laptop worth of 15k. I already requested them if the salary credited I will submit the laptop immediately. And our company is very small they are running it like a startup I don't have any trust on them whether they pay me or not. Already they website shows business shutdown message that's the issue.
21st March 2018 From India, Chennai
22nd March 2018 From India, Mumbai
You are willing to return the lap-top provided they settle your dues. Good!
You write to them about this and inform that the give and take is simultaneous.
Wait for their reply. If they agree , fine . Or else don't return the laptop and keep quiet.
23rd March 2018 From India, Mumbai
Your suggestion seems good but what if his employer lodge a police complain/FIR against him. He has just started his career. It may affect adversely in his professional career.
We know the one side story. The poster was on long leave (some frequent leave also) and in two month tenure he has not even worked for 30 days. We don't know these are authorized or not nor we know the term of his employment and how much actually payable as per employer point of view.
Please suggest whether he can go to nearest labour office and there settle the issue amicably.
23rd March 2018 From India, Bhubaneswar
I already made a request to the company through email regarding the amount for no. Of working days and informed them, at once when they paid me I will return laptop without fail and included that if I failed they can take any legal actions.since I mailed them 4 days before still there is no reply from them. Still I don't know what to do.
24th March 2018 From India, Chennai
What is not yours, is not yours. I am referring to the laptop. Whether an agreement is arrived at or not, it must be returned.
As far as the outstanding payment(s) is/are concerned, there are many issues to be looked into: did you during your employment stint have the company's cover for the days you were off - and what amount receivable actually accrues for you. Since you don't appear to have a written official contract, you will need have some legal intervention, to receive the payment.
You are walking a tight-rope, and since its your professional career in infancy DON'T DO ANYTHING CONTRARY TO LAW. Seek legal advice; if you don't the employer may lodge an FIR against you, and that would breed ill, on your future CV's and prospective employers.
Rationalize the situation, and prove you go by the highest standards of ethics in all situations, a trait often needed in professional institutions.
The silver lining, from the issues you created for yourself, is the lesson you learn from it.
Have a positive attitude towards the entire scenario, and see how the attitude will help you wade through similar storms in the future.
Arif ur Rehman
26th March 2018 From Pakistan, Karachi