What can I do if I did work with an LLC contractor but they won’t pay me?

I went to work with an LLC contractor and after doing the work he keeps telling me he will pay me tomorrow and never does and when I ask about it it’s the same thing. Now, it’s been a week since the work was done and still the same. What can I do? And how can I make sure this company doesn’t do this again?

Asked on April 14, 2017 under Employment Labor Law, Florida

Answers:

M.D., Member, California and New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 3 years ago | Contributor

You can take this company to court. However, you will need to offer proof of the amount of your claim. Hopefully, assuming that you prevail and are awarded your past due wages and interest, that will deter this company from stiffing others. Note: you say the company was a contractor but were you? In other words were you an employee of this company or just a contractor? If you were the former, then you can also file a wage claim with your state's department of labor. As part of the process, the state can impose monetray penalties against this company.


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