Where do I start to get the money I am owed from an employer?

I live in MA and teach project management classes on contract and started working with a new company located in VA. I have taught 2 classes for them and they owe me about $6,000, including expenses. They have not paid me. I taught one class in VA and one in MA for them. How do I go about suing them for payment? Do I have to file in VA or can I do it in MA? The amount is over the small claims limit in VA but within the limit in MA. I just need to know where to start. I have contracts for both classes taught.

Asked on January 2, 2018 under Employment Labor Law, Massachusetts

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. Your damages (monetary compensation you are seeking in your lawsuit) would be the amount you are owed. You can file your lawsuit in MA because a lawsuit can be filed in the state where the plaintiff resides.


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