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The contract seems clear that neither party can terminate prior to July 20th without providing at least 7 days advanced notice. This means that the terms of your contract required your employer to employ you for 7 additional days after they notified you that you were being let go. If they did not pay these days, then you would typically have a claim for breach of contract
with your damages being the seven days additional wages
you were not paid.
As a contractor, you are not protected by the Labor
Code and so cannot go tot he Labor Board to enforce breaches of your employment contract
. Your sole recourse is to file a lawsuit in civil court. Here, you would typically want to file in Municipal Court, also known as "small claims" court, where the procedure is vastly simplified and you can represent yourself. See here for more information: http://www.courts.phila.gov/howdoi/index.asp?search=28
However, you may first want to start by sending your employer a demand letter letting them know that you will file a lawsuit if they do not pay you for the seven days within a specific period of time (i.e. one week).
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