Normally there are laws like you describe benefitting employees, but I am not sure that any such laws favor independent contractors.
Although you worked through the talent agent, you may have a claim against someone else. You say you "worked a job through" the agent. Was this job with some other person or entity?
Ok, under the Minnesota law, if this had happened in Minnesota, you would not be protected anyway because it was an acting job, not a salesman job.
Have you considered contacting the Horace Mann Corp., telling them that the agency had not paid you, and requesting payment?
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