Breach of contract payment

I was in a theatrical production, for which I signed a contract stating that I would be paid on March 29th, 2017. Since that date fellow performers and myself have called, emailed and texted the company we worked for, and didn’t receive a response until yesterday. In the email response, there was not a date provided for when the funds would be available, citing ‘cash flow issues’. What should be my next steps in terms of pursuing legal action, if I have the ability to?

Asked on April 11, 2017 under Employment Labor Law, Pennsylvania

Answers:

S.L,. Member, California Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 3 years ago | Contributor

You can sue the company for breach of contract / account stated because the company failed to pay on Mar. 29, 2017 as the contract required.
Your damages (monetary compensation you are seeking in your lawsuit) would be the amount you are owed.
Depending on the amount of compensation you are seeking to recover in your lawsuit, you might be able to file your lawsuit in small claims court.  Upon prevailing in the case, you can recover the amount you are owed and court costs which include the court filing fee and process server fee.


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