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Are you an employee of this company or was this just a one time deal. Was there a written contract in addition to this verbal agreement?
Ok. So you have two options. One is to file a lawsuit the other is to file a wage claim with the TX Workforce Commission, which you can learn how to do here: In a lawsuit you'd have to do all the work yourself and pay all costs. In a Workforce Commission claim, the state investigates (at no cost to yourself) and makes a determination of whether it is owed, you or the employer then can appeal that determination and have a hearing. In your case I would probably lean toward the Workforce Commission because if you are still working there they cannot retaliate against you for filing a WC claim, whereas they can if you just sue them for breach of contract in civil court.
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