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Yes, absolutely a complaint can be filed. There is no requirement that a claimant be employed for any particular duration before filing, nor is there any requirement that they have a contract.
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My apologies but I do not understand the situation you have just described. Can you try to re-explain?
Thank you. The mechanic would have a claim against the owner that asked the mechanic to perform the work. A previous owner that did not benefit or profit in some way from the work would not be obligated to pay. I hope that clarifies.
Thank you. What would matter then is which owner received payment from the customer. If neither owner received payment from the customer, then it is unclear who the beneficiary of the mechanic's work was, and the mechanic can probably sue both owners as joint employers for the unpaid earnings. Again, I hope this helps.
Sorry, I really am not understanding the situation. I apologize but I really need you to re-explain.
Thank you for the clarification. I don't see how the mechanic would typically be entitled to claim any additional compensation from you based on the facts you have described. I hope this helps.
I am very sorry for all this. I believe I have answered your question as best I can. Unless there was an actual employment relationship then there can be no liability for unpaid wages. Filing a wage claim does not change this. I truly wish you the best in resolving this matter.
I don't think I can be of any further assistance as I don't have anything new to add. So, I will opt out in case any other attorney has further information or insight. I wish you well.