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GIMME MY MONEY!

I worked as an independent contractor with a local gym here in Austin for one month (March) and am having issues getting paid for my services (approx $600 total). For the last two weeks the owner has blatantly ignored me. I know they are able to pay, they are just ignoring me and assuming I'll go away because I don't know much about how to legally get my money. And they're mostly right. I am not sure of my options to legally get them to pay up. I'm aware I can go to small claims court, but I believe the filing fee is $100-ish. What do I do if I can't afford the fee? Am I totally screwed? Help!

- (Broke) Business Idiot

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bellatrixamici
Apr. 20th, 2013 01:57 am (UTC)
Badger and pester the shit out of them. Seriously. Make it so they have to pay you to make them go away. Leave a poor yelp review explaining the situation. Leave a poor google review doing the same. Stop by the business every day.
encorecrazay
Apr. 20th, 2013 02:03 am (UTC)
You might want to send a demand letter. Check out a copy of "101 Law Forms for Personal Use" from the Austin Public Library, they have copies at several branches. The demand letter form is in the appendix (form 91), the book has suggestions as to what you should include.
jenndolari
Apr. 20th, 2013 03:31 am (UTC)
My comment got marked as spam, so I'll just say to do a search for Texas Pay Day Law. They weren't able to help me, but that was more the owner of the company declaring bankruptcy versus anything payday law did.
k8y
Apr. 21st, 2013 06:21 pm (UTC)
Thanks for the advice, everyone!
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