If Ihave worked for a company for over a month and not received any pay for my work, what canI do to get paid?

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If Ihave worked for a company for over a month and not received any pay for my work, what canI do to get paid?

I have done over 100 hours.

Asked on January 18, 2012 under Employment Labor Law, Mississippi

Answers:

SJZ, Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 10 years ago | Contributor

You would sue them for the money you are owed. Whether you are working as an employee or as an independent contractor (e.g. freelancer), you must be paid for the work you did. When you are not paid, you can sue. You would need to show, whether by documenation, testimony, or other evidence, that you did the work and the rate or amount you should have been paid. Depending on how much you are owed, you either sue in small claims, acting as your own attorney, or hire an attorney to represent you. (Probably unless it exceeds $2,500, it's not worth hiring a lawyer.) Good luck.


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