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I have emails requesting for payment, and left voice messages. In 8 years never gave him an invoice because originally I was going to become and employee
I see. Thank you for clarifying this for me.If you were an employee (the company dictated when, how, and where you worked), you could file a complaint with the state labor board which has the authority to investigate and aid in collecting the wages owed as well as penalties against the employer.However, if you are properly classified as an independent contractor, then this would normally involve a breach of contract claim for which you would file suit in small claims court since those courts permit parties with claims for up to $10,000 to pursue legal action on their own without an attorney.Here is a link which provides information on filing suit in small claims court:http://www.courts.ca.gov/selfhelp-smallclaims.htmI would typically first send a written demand letter to the company by certified mail indicating that if payment is not made within "X" number of days, legal action will commence. Such a letter is successful in prompting payment in some situations where the party wishes to avoid a lawsuit.
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