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I am taking from the way you wrote your statement, your contract you signed made no mention of this other contractor and the 45 day payment terms. If the contract you signed did not mention those other terms, you have a claim against the company for breach of contract. So legally, you can sue the client for breach of contract with you to seek your funds and you have to sue them in L.A. where they are located. You can sue for all damages, including any bounced checks and late fees, incurred as a result of their breach of the contract with you.
They cannot make you wait for payment through a third party if your contract was not to do so and as such they are liable to you for damages their breach caused.
Thank you for your reply.Unfortunately, there are no government agencies that get involved in contracts people willingly sign.
If you signed that new contract for payment you let the initial company off the hook. If it has been more than 45 days though and you have not received payment from the other contractor company, then you can sue them for your payment.