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a former employer owes me back pay, he refuses to answer my phone calls. how do I go about getting the money he owes me?
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Hello and welcome! My name is ***** ***** I am a licensed attorney whowill try my very best to help with your situation or get you to someone whocan. There may be a slight delay in myresponses as I research statutes or ordinances and type out an answer or reply,but rest assured, I am working on your question.

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Can you tell me what state this is in?.

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How many employees does the employer have?

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Did the employer withhold for taxes and SS from your check?

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