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You are entitled to be paid for all hours that you worked, regardless of whether you were formally clocked in. Therefore, you can bring a wage claim for the 59 hours your employer is refusing to pay you for. The wage claim process is free and does not require an attorney. Provided you have some way of demonstrating that you actually worked on the days you lost your badge, you should not have difficulty prevailing on your wage claim.
To initiate the wage claim process, see here.
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