My suggestions are a little different. Getting your dues back now is like a mental game of chess.Psychology and how aggressive you are would matter too.
Any promises made related to finance and shares with not hold water until there are in black and white. So,
first try to
- collect all the data related to the phone calls that you have had with the higher ups from the time of the interview to date
-collect all data you have had exchanged with clients on behalf of the firm, at least the clients would be
verifiable with dates and details of your work.
- you have had some payments given, try and retain all the transaction details of the same, cheques, bank
- If you have signed a register of attendance, punched in a card or filled a leaveform in the office please get hold of copies of those
- Try and speak to some of the administration staff confidentially and see if any TDS or PF has been deducted
for you in your name or in a dummy name. Also check whether you salary has been entered in the balance
books without actually being taken out or given to you.
- every company should generate a salary slip by the end of the first month of the employee joining the firm, If you are in a VP designation, then I'm sure something doesn't fit it. Try to dig this bit of information out delicately
Once you have this, send the details via mail and registered post to the CEO and set up a meeting. If you
can get some external support, employees who are in similar situation or the local social groups who can
settle this issue with discussions. Be persistent in this approach.
In the meanwhile try to continue working for them so that you can get access to the details you want and if
the company turns around, you can always request for your dues to be paid back.
If this fails, then you can apporach the Labour commissioner of the ward or circle who can help to settle this
issue ( this most often works).
The next step would be to appproach the Labour Court for an application filing under Industrial Disputes Act.
You can also report your company to the Registrar of companies for fraudulent activities related to non payment of dues.
If the amount owed to you is huge, you can serve a notice via a good lawyer in the names of the CEO and CFO of the company in the civil court or as a last resort in the criminal court against the company.
If there are many more in your state with dues pending, then form a group and approach the labour commissioner or the local media and newspapers to highlight your issue.No company would want bad publicity.