BBO's Bankruptcy and Bounced Checks
BroadBand Office Inc. (BBO) employees are hopping mad -- and with good reason. According to several reports from former BBO workers, the company has bounced some of the final paychecks it issued last week after filing for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection and laying off most of its workforce (see BBO Files for Bankruptcy Protection).
“Not only did they not pay bonuses, commissions, vacation pay, or severance, but now they are not even paying their employees salary for the last few weeks of work,” reads one email from an ex-BBO employee. “They are screwing all of us again, and again and again.”
Broadband Office officials were not available for comment. Last week, Rachelle Chong, general counsel for BBO, told Light Reading that it would not offer severance, but that it would pay employees through last Friday as well as pay them for vacation time.
- Marguerite Reardon, Senior Editor, Light Reading