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If he is a w2 employee, he can sue the employer for back wages, and file sn official complaint with the state labor board for the unpaid wages,
he would need to do this as soon as possible as it has been 2 years, and the statute of limitations may have expired.
If he is paid a 1099, he is considered a contractor, and can only bring a lawsuit for breach of contract for the unpaid services.
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