Is being owed roughly 500 worth taking to small claims court?

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Is being owed roughly 500 worth taking to small claims court?

A business partner is almost a month past the due date of a check. In our
contract it states that I would get paid on the 20th of every month. I was
supposed to get it Oct 20th, it’s now Nov 14th. He claims that the payroll
company he uses put the wrong address on the check. I know they have the
correct info because I gave them a pic of my drivers license. Everytime we
schedule a day to meet up it gets pushed back. As a result, I haven’t been
keeping up with my end of the contract to make sure I’m not wasting my time

Asked on November 14, 2017 under Employment Labor Law, California

Answers:

SJZ, Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 3 years ago | Contributor

It is worthwhile if you bring the action "pro se," or as your own lawyer, so long as you can afford to lose one day to court (i.e. you won't loose too much in wages or earnings): when filing pro se, you risk only your own time and the filing fee, which is usually around $50. It would *not* be worth hiring an attorney.


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