Updated Proof of Claim Calculation Sheet

I’ve updated the Excel spreadsheet to assist those calculating the amount due to them for their Proof of Claim.  I added sections to include sabbatical (for those who had reached their sabbatical date but were not able to take a sabbatical), associate billable hours bonus and for Washington state employees the penalty for non-payment of wages.

You can access the spreadsheet here:  Proof of Claim Calculation Spreadsheet

You can access the Proof of Claim instructions here:  Instructions

You can access a Proof of Claim form here:  Proof of Claim Form

Remember the deadline is April 27, 2009!  So once you are done with your taxes you should get your Proof of Claim filed! 


9 Responses to “Updated Proof of Claim Calculation Sheet”

  1. 1 Life After Heller 9 April 2009 at 2:00 pm

    Thank you for adding the Washington employee non-payment penalty information to the calculation spreadsheet, although I don’t know if it makes me happy or sad to add even more $$ I’ll likely never see…

    Someone should double-check me on this, but I think the formula for Accrued Vacation (under WA non-payment penalty) should be
    =IF(B4=”SE”, B17, 0) instead of =IF (B4=”WA”,…) But I bow to your mad Excel skillz.

  2. 2 Waiting for Godot 9 April 2009 at 5:39 pm

    LAH – You’re right that our Heller Drone has mad Excel skillz (among immunerable other talents). But our class-action attorneys at Blum Collins complement him with their mad advocacy skillz. Don’t despair, you’ll see some return. Yes it will take time and yes it will be less than our full proof of claim amount, but justice will indeed be served, if slowly. Keep the faith. – WFG

  3. 3 Thomas MacEntee 9 April 2009 at 7:09 pm

    Hello Gang

    Yes – I made a mistake in the formula – it should be SE and not WA since that is the code in the dropdown up in cell B4.

    I have corrected it and uploaded the new file.


  4. 4 Linda DeMelis 12 April 2009 at 7:19 pm

    I’m filling out my own Proof of Claim, but I’m having trouble figuring out how the numbers in the Debtor Schedule were computed.

    Does the debtor schedule include California penalty interest? That’s the only way I can come close to their number.

  5. 5 Thomas MacEntee 13 April 2009 at 7:24 am

    Hello Linda

    I am not sure how Heller came up with its numbers for the Debtor schedule but for me it was just Accrued Vacation. Were you owed bonus or reimbursement monies?

    Also, I don’t believe Heller’s calculations included interest or penalty interest – I am about to add that to my spreadsheet for calculation.


  6. 6 Harriette Louie 13 April 2009 at 11:29 pm


    Thank you very much for the time you have devoted to writing the blog, and for all of the help you have given Heller folks by posting the online Proof of Claim calculator.

    Personally, I uncharacteriscally procrastinated until I was advised to check out your great Excel calculator. It made my claim a snap to complete.

    Harriette Louie

  7. 7 Harriette Louie 15 April 2009 at 11:54 am


    There may be a mistake in the Proof of Claim calculator. For a non exempt. All Otherw, CA employee with over 10 years of employment, the vacation accrual rate defaults to 5.77. With all of the fields filled out correctly, the correct rate is 6.06. Any way to change that?

    Harriette Louie

  8. 8 Harriette Louie 15 April 2009 at 11:55 am


    There may be a mistake in the Proof of Claim calculator. For a non exempt. All Others, CA employee with over 10 years of employment, the vacation accrual rate defaults to 5.77. With all of the fields filled out correctly, the correct rate is 6.06. Any way to change that?

    Harriette Louie

  9. 9 Thomas MacEntee 16 April 2009 at 7:59 pm

    Harriette – you are correct. There was an error in the lookup formula. I have corrected this and am awaiting a few other fine tunings before I repost.


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