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As I explained in my original post, he was asked to prepare and provide detailed information, reports, and financial projections on an ongoing basis while "employed." He received no compensation for his time.
We live in California and are U.S. citizens.
I'm sorry I didn't make this clear — all of the people who were involved in this company are Swedish, and are currently residents of Sweden. For whatever reason, they headquartered the business in Hong Kong for a brief time, apparently to look like a "global" business development company. However, the company is no longer operating under that name.
All of the contracts were drawn up in Sweden and signed by a Swedish attorney.
As I understand it, Sweden has very strict employment laws. As a result of his employment contract and the non-compete agreement (which my husband honored), the unpaid wages, benefits, and promised bonuses far exceed $75,000. A judgment would at least expose the business activities and track record of these business men. It seems that the Swedish Trade Council and potential investors would also be very interested about these past business activities and are continuing to do under a new business name.