I joined a start up company last year at around November 2011. We did not sign any contract. It was based on trust. They promised me PHP 18000 monthly salary so I resigned from job to join them. Then they gave me a share of 3% in the company which is worth PHP 6000 at that time. (We have contract signing when they gave me company shares.)
after a month they asked if its ok to give me 15000 instead. Since I worked at home and its a start up I agreed. I even agreed to PHP 10000. They paid me 4 times the amount PHP 5000 only up until December 2011. From January till April I did not receive any salary from them. But we still worked with projects until that time. I got a part time job which later turned to full time just to coup up financially.
I decided to resign last May. Every time I email them for an update for my salary they will reply that they will update me. But nothing happens up until now.
When I emailed again they said that my salary was not enough to compensate for the losses our last failed project. which is not totally my fault since I gave them a standard of 2 weeks time to finish a project, and they took a project that was due in just 1 week.
A good legal advice of what I will do to claim my unpaid salary is much appreciated. thank you.