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Q: My question is....are they in violation of any "abuse of senior citizens" or any "abuse of disabled persons" laws or statutes ?
A: Unfortunately, the answer is no. While they have certainly violated contract law for not paying for the work that you performed, there are no laws regarding this issue that directly deal with seniors or disabled persons and unpaid monies. It's just straight breach of contract
You're certainly between a rock and a hard place since you are correct that you would likely lose the income if you were to sue. If I were in your shoes, I would probably start looking for some other way to earn income. I would also explain to HR or your supervisor that you depend upon the income to survive, and that you are having money problems because of the $8000 arrears. I would hint that you will be forced to take action if you are not paid. Clearly this needs to be finessed. Ultimately, if you do opt to sue, then you do not necessarily need an attorney if you can make it to court yourself. This sounds like a cut & dried case that could be easily won by showing the judge your records of work and payment. Accordingly, you could save the attorneys fees. But that approach should only be taken once you find another means of obtaining income.
I wish that I could offer a simple way to get the money, but as stated above, you're between a rock and a hard place since you need the income. Accordingly, you should try to find an alternative income source, and then take legal action as necessary.
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