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If you haven't gotten paid for the work you did, and there's no expectation that you will you can contact the office to determine if you are eligible for unemployment benefits that period, since you were "effectively" unemployed. As far as compelling your employer to pay you, your main option would be small claims court. Please let me know if you have any questions or you need me to clarify anything. I would be happy to do so. If you could also take a moment to leave positive feedback I would appreciate it. If you ever need additional assistance, you can always reach out to me directly by putting FOR OLIVIA in the first line of your question and Just Answer will route it to me.