If I worked as a subcontractor for a company that iskeeping my last paycheck, what canI do?

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If I worked as a subcontractor for a company that iskeeping my last paycheck, what canI do?

Asked on March 13, 2012 under Employment Labor Law, Florida

Answers:

SJZ, Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 9 years ago | Contributor

An independent contractor (or subcontractor) is entitled to be paid for all work it did or services provided as per the terms of the agreement (whether written or oral) between him/her and the company employing him/her. If you did the work you were supposed to, to commercially acceptable  standards, you must be paid. If the employer will not pay you, you may sue them for breach of contract to recover the money owed you. For several hundred dollars, sue in small claims court, acting as your own attorney; for several thousand, retain an attorney to help you.


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