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My employer did not pay me my last paycheck. I was a W9

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My employer did not...

My employer did not pay me my last paycheck. I was a W9 employee and have documents showing they were a pay period behind. I turned them into Texas workforce. They may get away with not paying who else can turn them into?

Lawyer's Assistant: Because employment law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?

I worked in Texas and Oklahoma. Oklahoma said I would have to Persue in court. I'm waiting on Texas to assign someone to investigate.

Lawyer's Assistant: Is the employment agreement "at will," union, full time or part time?

It appears to be at will but they breached the contract. It was full time salary labor but subcontractor service if that makes sense

Lawyer's Assistant: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?

No, I think that's it.

Submitted: 6 months ago.Category: Employment Law
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Employment Lawyer: Loren, Lawyer replied 6 months ago
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Employment Lawyer: Loren, Lawyer replied 6 months ago
You can also file a wage complaint with the US Dept of Labor. See the following link:
https://www.dol.gov/whd/howtofilecomplaint.htm
Otherwise, small claims court would also be available. Small claims court is designed to be a "user friendly", simplified process, so that you can present a claim without an attorney. Also, it moves much more quickly than regular court. You can get the necessary forms to start from the clerk of the court.
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Customer reply replied 6 months ago
I knew that information. This company has done that to numerous of people. Is it possible that I can turn them into the IRS?
Employment Lawyer: Loren, Lawyer replied 6 months ago
Thank you f9r following up.
Certainly, you can report them to the nearest IRS office if you have evidence of unpaid taxes or other tax fraud. You may even qualify for a reward.
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