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If my boss is withholding my checks claiming that I owe for lost equipment, is that legal?

Question Details: I was a contractor for a local cable company. They have altered the pay multiple times this year and with the most recent change want contractors to run cable lines without being compensated, causing us to lose a significant amount of money for doing by far the most labor intensive aspect of the install. I was told to rewire an entire house for only $75 or I would have my tech turned off. I should have made close to $250 off of that job when being compensated for lines. I refused and my was turned off. Now the company is holding me responsible for equipment that has been returned but they cannot locate, and my boss is withholding my checks pay is 3 weeks behind. The work has been completed in a timely and professional manner and my boss has received payment from the cable company.

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