After working for a Jewish company for 17 years, I was fired without reasonable cause.
According to Torah Law, should i receive severance pay?
Does it matter if I was considered a commissioned employee or salaried employee?
I was paid via a IRS 1099, but “legally”, should have been paid on IRS form W2
This depends on the custom in your place of work (and the general custom in your location).
In general, for companies that operate legally and pay declared earnings, the custom is to pay severance pay according to law. This will mean that if the law gives you severance pay, you will be entitled to it, but if the law doesn’t, you won’t be entitled.
If the company used an illegal loophole to get out of paying severance, it appears that you will have a claim to the payment.