What is the best way to get my former employer to pay me if they don’t want to?

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What is the best way to get my former employer to pay me if they don’t want to?

I work for a subcontractor in construction. I need help getting paid. We can’t seem to come to an agreement and I’m loosing my patience. I don’t know what to do.

Asked on August 27, 2011 Georgia

Answers:

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

Answered 9 years ago | Contributor

You can sue your employer for the amount you are owed.  Depending on the amount you are owed, you might be able to file your lawsuit in Small Claims Court.  Your damages (the amount you are seeking to recover in your lawsuit) would be the amount you are owed plus court costs.  Court costs would include the court filing fee and process server fee.  You can obtain the forms you will need to file your lawsuit from Small Claims Court.  The Small Claims Court might have a legal advisor to assist you in filing your lawsuit.


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