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You can file through the Department of Labor or a private attorney for breach of contract. However, the statute of limitations in NY is six years so you need to move quickly on this.
The Department of Labor sometimes takes a little longer but the advantage is that you don't have to pay them for the work they do. A private lawyer will move faster bu they are going to charge at least a third of whatever they collect, if not more.
The DOL website with forms is at https://labor.ny.gov/workerprotection/publicwork/PWFormsOnWeb.shtm
You can find a lawyer to assist you by going to www.lawyers.com and in the section for Area of Practice enter Civil Litigation or Employment Law. Either of those will have the skill set you need.
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