What can I do if my boss won't pay on job that I did?
Question Details: I have been working for a moving company for approximately 1 month, however my boss will not put me on the books. I had intended to fill out a 1099 but it's too early in my employment, plus it's too early in the year. I worked 27 hours on a moving job. The customer paid with a check for insufficient funds. My boss said, "If I don't get paid, you don't get paid". I am owed $220. Do I have any recourse?
Yes, you can sue for the money. Whether you are an employee (W-2) or independent contractor (1099), if you do work, you must be paid. It does not matter whether your employer is paid: his obligation to pay you has nothing to do with whether he is paid. The most cost- and time-effective way to seek your money is with a small claims lawsuit, brought "pro se" (as your own attorney).
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