I have been working at an IT company for over 9 months now, pay has always been late (usually 1 - 2 weeks). Payroll is made every 2 weeks, but recently pay has been getting done much later than usual (1 month since last payroll). When ever the pay is a month late the company only pays us for 2 weeks worth of pay.
Yesterday I got a letter from my SUPER (I'm Australian so instead of 401(k) we have superannuation) say that they have suspended my insurance because they haven't received any contribution for the last 9 months (meaning that the company hasn't even made 1 contribution)
Every time I ask about payroll, the only response I get is, "we have to wait on our clients to pay us first then we can pay you"
Recently the company took on very big clients, and they told everyone that pay shouldn't be late anymore, but as usually pay is still late.
What should I do? I have a car loan & mortgage to pay off. My mortgage & car loan both have involuntary unemployment cover, but if I quit, does that count as voluntary unemployment?
I have been looking for a new job, but a question that comes up a lot is "why are you leaving your current position?" Do I straight up tell them that I'm not being paid? Also they are all asking for a reference from the current employer, but I don't want my employer to know that I'm looking for a new job (just in case he doesn't pay me for an even longer period).